Green Bay Packers – Third Receiver
It was tempting to put, but there is no way Aaron Rodgers is in any kind of position battle with rookie QB Jordan Love. Many Packers fans were very surprised at Green Bay’s first round selection.
Instead of drafting a receiver and giving Aaron Rodgers some help they drafted his replacement. Green Bay did sign Devin Funchess who they hope will become a good secondary option to compliment Devante Adams. However, who the third receiver will be is still up for debate.
In today’s NFL it is almost necessary to have three quality receivers. The Packers may be moving towards a more run first style, but if they truly want to compete they will need a better passing attack.
Last season, they struggled against San Fransisco because they couldn’t run. This effectively trickled into their passing attack as well. More than often, they struggled passing because the lack of weapons at receiver.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, and Equanimeous St. Brown are all young receivers. They all have a lot of size. Each of them have good speed as well. However, none of them are very polished in their route running. It will be interesting to see which of these young receivers can rise to the occasion and take over as the third receiving option for the Packers.