Wide receivers: B
Change is in the air at the wide receiver position. For the first time, Davante Adams is the clear number one on the depth chart.
But first, let’s talk about Davante Adams.
A Pro Bowler last season, Adams has come a long way from his struggles in 2015. That year, an ankle injury held him back all season, and he also struggled with drops. But the level he’s reached the past two years gives the Packers a ton of confidence he can shine in the number one spot.
Adams is dominant off the line of scrimmage, instantly putting cornerbacks on the back foot. His footwork and elusiveness make him a tough cover, and he also has the ability to add a ton of yards after the catch.
His work hasn’t gone unnoticed. Adams came in at No. 45 in the NFL Top 100 rankings, as voted on by his peers.
The Packers have great confidence in Adams, but there are some question marks lower down on the depth chart.
The team is banking on one of Geronimo Allison, Michael Clark or a rookie to step up and help fill the void left by Jordy Nelson. Is Allison ready for a starting job? Can someone like J’Mon Moore step up in his first season?
Randall Cobb is still a reliable target in the slot, and he could see more targets this year. But Cobb could miss the start of training camp due to ankle injury, as reported last week by Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Packers have no shortage of potential at wide receiver, but there are some real question marks ahead of the season.