Marquez Valdes-Scantling could be third on the Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver depth chart this season.
Now entering his second year in a new offense, it’s exciting to think of the potential of this team, and MVS could be a key part in Matt LaFleur’s offense.
In his rookie season, Valdes-Scantling played in all 16 games, starting 10, and had 38 receptions for 581 yards and two touchdowns.
Statistically, this was a great rookie season for MVS. He had more receiving yards than Davante Adams in his rookie year. Overall, it was an up-and-down year for Valdes-Scantling, but that is often the case with players in their first NFL season. At his best, he made some great plays and showed the most potential of any of the three rookie wide receivers.
Valdes-Scantling’s best stretch of the season came between Weeks 6 and 8. In those three games, MVS had two 100-yard games (against San Francisco and New England), with a 45-yard, one touchdown performance in between.
His numbers weren’t as good later in the year, as he only put up more than 50 receiving yards in a game once from Week 9 onwards.
But what’s clear is that MVS has a ton of potential, and he made a good impression in his first season.
Odds of making roster: 100 percent
Valdes-Scantling did more than enough last year to prove he can be an important part of the Packers offense. And with the team not drafting a wide receiver, his place on the 53-man roster is secure.
What to expect in 2019?
Based on last year and with Randall Cobb departing via free agency, there’s no reason why Valdes-Scantling won’t start training camp third on the Packers’ depth chart at wide receiver.
Davante Adams is the clear number one, but every other position will likely be up for grabs at training camp. Geronimo Allison will most likely start the year as a starter with Adams, but MVS could easily be next in line for snaps in LaFleur’s offense.
MVS made some key plays last season. The Packers will be hoping he makes a second-year jump and is more consistent in year two. If that’s the case, it’ll be a great season for Valdes-Scantling.