Packers wide receivers in top 15 of NFL Spin Zone rankings

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 08: Randall Cobb
GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 08: Randall Cobb /

NFL Spin Zone recently ranked the top wide receiver corps in the NFL, and had the Green Bay Packers at No. 15.

Even without Jordy Nelson, the Green Bay Packers still have a talented group of wide receivers.

Randy Gurzi of NFL Spin Zone ranked all 32 wide receiver corps in the NFL, and he has the Packers at No. 15.

Here’s what Gurzi wrote about Davante Adams:

"“They’re still pretty good though at receiver thanks to the emergence of Davante Adams as their star player. He’s still never topped 1,000 yards receiving, but has 22 touchdowns over the past two seasons, showing his reliability in the red zone.”"

It’s a fair spot to place the Packers ahead of the 2018 season. After all, they’ve recently released one of their all-time great wide receivers, and will rely on young, unproven players to step up in his place.

Davante Adams is the No. 1 receiver on the depth chart, and his excellent play over the past couple of seasons earned him the trust of the coaching staff. As long as Adams stays healthy, the Packers have a consistent receiver who is close to being among the elite at the position in the NFL.

Randall Cobb is also an excellent receiver in the slot and could see an increase in targets with Nelson gone.

There is some uncertainty on the depth chart, though, which is possibly why Gurzi didn’t rank Green Bay higher.

Can Geronimo Allison step up into the number three role and regularly start on the outside opposite Adams? If not Allison, what about Michael Clark, DeAngelo Yancey or Trevor Davis?

The Packers will hope one of their three draft picks makes an immediate contribution, but only time will tell whether one of J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling or Equanimeous St. Brown makes a quick start in Mike McCarthy’s offense.

Green Bay’s receiving corps is in a healthy position at the time of writing, but that’s assuming one of the young players steps up this season.

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If not, it could be a position group with a star at the top of the depth chart, but without much depth.