Green Bay Packers: Predicting wide receiver stats for 2018

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 24: Geronimo Allison
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J’Mon Moore

Out of the group of receivers taken in this year’s draft by the Packers, J’Mon Moore was this first one picked in the fourth round. This is my biggest surprise when it comes to this ranking of what the Packers’ wide receivers will produce this year. I believe the rookie will be that third receiver the Packers need to replace Nelson.

The only issue with Moore is that he is an extremely raw prospect, so his growth as a receiver will take time during the rest of this offseason and the regular season. Moore will play behind the likes of Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison through the first half of the season.

But after the Week 7 bye, expect Moore to play and produce a lot more. Moore still has a route tree he’s yet to learn. But the fourth-round pick has even garnered comparison to Davante Adams, who is the Packers’ current best wide receiver.

If he can progress like Adams has over the years, the Packers found a steal in the fourth round. I could see Moore having 50-60 receptions, slightly above 700 receiving yards, and six touchdowns. Those numbers would be great for a third receiver in his rookie year.

Prediction: 700 receiving yards, six touchdowns