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Analyst Names 2 Wide Receivers Packers Should Trade For

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The NFL has already been rocked by one blockbuster deal as the trade deadline approaches.

Could another NFC contender upgrade its offense prior to Nov. 1?

One NFL analyst believes that's necessary if the Green Bay Packers are going to have a shot at making the Super Bowl.

Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky tweeted Friday that the Packers "have to" trade for a wide receiver to add more firepower around Aaron Rodgers. He suggested Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore and Elijah Moore of the New York Jets as potential options.

"The @Packers should move soon to trade for either
DJ Moore
Elijah Moore
Have to." -- Dan Orlovsky

It's little secret that the Packers offense has been missing Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders during the offseason. Even with two-time reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers behind center, the team ranks 15th in the NFL in passing offense and 24th in scoring.

Acquiring either DJ or Elijah Moore would surely help. But one looks much more likely to be traded than the other.

While Elijah Moore asked for a trade from the Jets this week and reportedly will be held out of the team's matchup against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, all indications are that the team, currently off to its best start in recent years at 4-2, is not looking to deal the second-year talent.

The 1-5 Panthers, on the other hand, have already shown a willingness to sell after firing head coach Matt Rhule. Earlier this week, they traded wideout Robbie Anderson to the Arizona Cardinals and McCaffrey to the 49ers. And a report emerged Thursday that they have fielded calls from multiple teams about Moore.

While DJ Moore has seen his production diminish this season in the Panthers' anemic offense, he's a fifth-year player coming off three straight seasons with more than 1,100 yards receiving. 

If the Packers were to follow Orlovsky's advice and bring him into Rodgers' offense, Green Bay would look a lot scarier to opposing defenses.