There has been a lot of focus on the wide receiver depth chart for the Green Bay Packers this offseason. They underwent some major changes at the position, as some major production left the building.
Davante Adams was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for a first and second-round pick. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who was the No. 2 receiver on the team, departed in free agency, signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Looking to replace them, the Packers brought in plenty of help. Sammy Watkins was signed in free agency and they used two draft picks, a second-rounder and fourth-rounder, on Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.
Following the draft, there was some hype around Watson emerging as the team’s No. 1 option during the offseason. However, he has been outshined by Doubs, who has been making highlight plays and pushing to be part of the offense in the early going.
The No. 1 receiver spot sounds like it is still open in Green Bay as no one has stepped up to secure it. One NFL insider believes that it will be Doubs rising to the occasion. In his Football Morning in America column this week, Peter King made some predictions for the upcoming season.
One of the predictions that he made was that the Packers would win the NFC North with a record of 12-5. However, because of a tiebreaker, they would finish second in the conference behind the New Orleans Saints, who King also has going 12-5.
In his quick blurb about the Packers, he mentions Doubs as someone Rodgers makes into a factor early on in the season and he goes off from there. While not as highly touted of a prospect after the draft, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Doubs made noise in Packers’ camp.
He has great size standing 6’2” and weighing 200 pounds and excellent speed to match. He checks a lot of the boxes that NFL evaluators are looking for and while he has some stuff to work on, which is why he was a fourth-round prospect and not a first-round one, the Packers look like they may have gotten a steal.
After posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons the last two years with Nevada, while scoring 20 touchdowns, Doubs is ready to showcase that talent at Lambeau Field.