Eight reasons why the Packers will win the Super Bowl in 2018

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 04: quarterback Aaron Rodgers
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Green Bay Packers fourth-round pick J'Mon Moore
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8. Packers got younger, faster at wide receiver

Brian Gutekunst made a bold decision to release Jordy Nelson. Not only did it free up cap room, but it was also a sign the Packers were ready to get younger at wide receiver. But they also got faster at the position.

Fifth-round draft choice Marquez Valdes-Scantling ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash, second fastest among all wide receivers at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. He won’t be a starter right away and will need time, but his speed could make him a very good special teams player, as well as on offense.

Equanimeous St. Brown, selected in the sixth round, also ran a fast 40-time. He ran it in 4.48 seconds, good for 12th best among wide receivers at the combine.

Fourth-round pick J’Mon Moore surprisingly ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash at the combine, but was much faster at his pro day with a 4.49-second performance.

The Packers got younger, faster and more athletic at wide receiver. All three draft picks have a lot of potential, and will complement an already-strong receiver room featuring Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison.

If one of the three rookie wide receivers makes a fast start, it could mean big things for Green Bay’s offense this season.