The Green Bay Packers offense is going to look much different in 2022 than it has in years past. While the franchise was able to convince Aaron Rodgers to return at quarterback, there was some turnover at the wide receiver position.
Davante Adams, arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL, was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders because the Packers were unable to meet his asking price. Their No. 2 receiver, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, also departed this offseason, signing a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent.
Replacing one receiver is tough enough, but when you have to replace your top two, there will certainly be some difficulties. Some of those issues will be compensated for by having one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game under center, but Green Bay is going to need players to step up in their absence.
One of the players that were brought in was Romeo Doubs. Doubs was a fourth-round pick out of Nevada in the 2022 NFL Draft and was the second wide receiver the team selected. In the second round, they picked Christian Watson out of North Dakota State.
While Watson garnered a lot of attention following his selection, as many people thought the Packers got one of the steals of the draft, it has been Doubs lighting up training camp thus far. One scout that talked to NFL Analysis Network isn’t too surprised at Doubs’ level of performance and is predicting a big rookie season for him.
“I’m not sure why people are so surprised. Anyone who has done the film work on (Romeo) Doubs knew he was capable of what he’s doing. The Packers got themselves a good one.”
Doubs has a chance to break into the lineup right from the start. Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers are the holdovers from last season. Sammy Watkins was signed earlier in the offseason to provide more veteran insurance.
If Green Bay does not dip back into free agency to sign one of the available players, such as Odell Beckham Jr. or Will Fuller, Doubs has a clear path to playing time. If he continues performing the way that he has thus far in training camp, it will be difficult for the coaching staff to keep him off the field.