Packers: 5 things to watch in preseason opener against Titans

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 03: Brett Hundley
GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 03: Brett Hundley /
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Green Bay Packers fourth-round pick J'Mon Moore
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1. Young wide receivers

The Packers will soon have a tough decision to make at wide receiver. Each preseason game could help determine who makes the 53-man roster a few weeks from now.

Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison are all roster locks, and this will likely be the team’s starting trio in Week 1.

With three or four spots remaining, there is a lot of competition for places.

While the offseason focus was on the three rookie receivers, a name that keeps coming up during training camp is Jake Kumerow. And he’s also been impressing his quarterback:

"“I think Jake Kumerow’s had a fantastic camp,” Aaron Rodgers said, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journnal Sentinel. “I think you have to spotlight him. He’s made a ton of plays. Did it all spring and summer and now he’s getting reps with me and making a ton of plays.”"

So, could Kumerow actually make the 53-man roster? Right now it’s too early to pencil him in, but if he continues to impress in the preseason opener this week, his stock will only rise.

Green Bay’s three draft picks — J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown — have a lot of potential. It’s hard to see the Packers cutting any of them. But if Kumerow keeps playing well, how can they not include him on the roster?

That’s before we even mention Trevor Davis, who is an important player on special teams, or second-year DeAngelo Yancey.

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All eyes will be on the Packers’ wide receivers against the Titans on Thursday night.