3. Which one of the three 2018 draft picks makes the “leap”?
J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Equanimeous St. Brown were drafted to give Rodgers more weapons to work with and develop. MVS and St. Brown found success on the field in their rookie years, while Moore admitted he didn’t learn the offense fast enough or do things the right way.
With a new head coach and positions open, all three should be on equal footing entering camp. With Adams as the only sure bet, which one of these players will take advantage of the opportunity and grab hold of a starting position?
The early leader has to be MVS, with St. Brown looking also in the mix for one of the top three or four receivers.
Don’t count out Moore though. Geronimo Allison and Jake Kumerow are reportedly ahead of Moore at the moment, but that can all change in a hurry. So far, we have only seen non-padded work and once they come on, the story can change.
Coming out of college, Moore was known as a yards-after-catch type receiver and we won’t see that in shorts. Should Moore come into camp with a better understanding of the playbook and do things the “right way”, he could find himself in a good position.
Also working for him, and against Allison and Kumerow, is that he was drafted by Gutekunst. It’s hard to believe the GM would give up on a fourth-round pick after one year in favor of two players who were undrafted. Should all three show to be equals in camp, drafted versus undrafted could be the deciding factor.