Packers: Three breakout candidates for 2018 season

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 1: Geronimo Allison
DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 1: Geronimo Allison /
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GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 24: Geronimo Allison
GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 24: Geronimo Allison /

Geronimo Allison, WR

G-Mo burst onto the scene in 2016 for the Green Bay Packers. After going undrafted, he was signed to the practice squad. Allison wouldn’t get playing time until a Week 8 showdown in Atlanta. That was just mere days after being promoted to the active roster.

In that game, he was able to make an immediate impact, as he caught a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, the first reception of his career.

Because the Packers relied on Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb for the bulk of wide receiver receptions, Allison has not had opportunities to shine yet. That can all change with Nelson gone, and it’s hard to predict which Randall Cobb we will get in 2018.

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That leaves Allison with a bigger role on offense, even though the Packers did draft three wide receivers. He has shown flashes of good play in his young career. The game that comes to mind is the 122-yard performance against the Bengals early last season.

If Allison can contribute week in and week out like he did against Cincinnati, the Packers offense may get a whole lot better. His combination of size and speed has gone unnoticed so far. With more opportunities on the horizon, Allison is a perfect candidate for a breakout year in Green Bay.