8. Wide receiver
Potential is the key word for this group of wide receivers.
Davante Adams leads the way. He’s a superstar and one of the best wide receivers in the game, but he’ll need some more help this year. Adams had more receiving touchdowns than the rest of the Packers combined last season. While Adams did have a great year with 13 touchdowns on his own, that’s simply not good enough from the rest of the team.
But unlike at tight end, Gutekunst’s decision to leave the WR room as it is actually shows a ton of confidence in last year’s draft picks.
Reports from OTAs and minicamp have mostly said one thing about this group: Marquez Valdes-Scantling has impressed and looks set for a breakout second season. And that’s exactly what this offense needs.
If MVS does indeed step up in year two, Geronimo Allison builds on his fast start last year before getting hurt, and the Packers can also get contributions from either Equanimeous St. Brown, Jake Kumerow or J’Mon Moore, they’ll have one of the deepest groups at wide receiver in the NFL.
It could be a big season for the wide receivers, and if so they’ll quickly rise up these rankings.