Through 13 games of the 2016 season, the Green Bay Packers have gone through plenty of ups and downs to reach their current 7-6 record. A major part of their successes and failures have been influenced by the play of their rookies.
For a team so heavily invested in bringing rookies into the fold, they need those young guys to immediately step into key roles for them and make an impact.
Many of this year’s additions started off pretty well. With that came an appealing 3-1 record through the first month.
As the season has progressed however, those players have seen their effectiveness and opportunities drop even as the team has been riddled with injuries throughout their ranks.
With just a few weeks remaining in the year, now is a good time to check in and see what has happened with each of them, and figure out what we should expect of them as the team makes a final hopeful push towards the postseason.
We’ll start at the top of the draft.