Packers infuriate fans by not drafting a wide receiver with any of their nine 2020 picks

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The Packers were widely expected to invest heavily in pass catchers during the 2020 NFL Draft given the talent depth at the position and the need to support quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

But Green Bay caught many fans by surprise with its decision to take no wide receivers with its nine picks, leading to frustration. As the non-receiver announcements continued to roll in during Day 3 of the draft Saturday, the angst boiled over on social media.

Here's a list of who the Packers went with:

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  • Round 1, Pick No. 26: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

  • Round 2, Pick No. 62: AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College

  • Round 3, Pick No. 94: Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati

  • Round 5, Pick No. 175: Kamal Martin, ILB, Minnesota

  • Round 6, Pick No. 192: Jon Runyan, G, Michigan

  • Round 6, Pick No. 208: Jake Hanson, C, Oregon

  • Round 6, Pick No. 209: Simon Stepaniak, OT, Indiana

  • Round 7, Pick No. 236: Vernon Scott, S, TCU

  • Round 7, Pick No. 242: Jonathan Garvin, DE, Miami

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Before the draft, Rodgers expressed hope (and some attitude) regarding the direction the Packers would take. He wanted outside help to prevent defenses from keying in only on Davante Adams.

"We haven't picked a skill player in the first round in 15 years," Rodgers told the Pat McAfee Show, "so that would be kind of cool."

Many Packers fans, loyal to their favorite signal-caller, used Twitter to tell the team how they felt about no receivers being selected.

It wasn't pretty, though it was pretty funny.

A selection of the tweets, which escalated as the draft progressed:

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