The Green Bay Packers have released their latest unofficial depth chart, and notably, Marquez Valdes-Scantling is a starter at wide receiver.
MVS has been talked about throughout the summer as a potential breakout candidate for the Packers offense in 2019. He has the right attitude, spending his offseason working alongside legendary wide receiver Randy Moss, according to Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com.
Valdes-Scantling looks to be the top choice to start on the outside opposite Davante Adams in Matt LaFleur’s offense this season. Geronimo Allison is listed as part of the second team, although he’ll likely get the majority of the snaps in the slot when the Packers go with three receivers.
Valdes-Scantling was the top performer of Green Bay’s three rookie wide receivers last season, making 38 receptions for 581 yards and two touchdowns.
He now has a great opportunity to win the number two job in LaFleur’s offense. Especially if he can back up his training camp performances in the four preseason games, which begin this week at home against the Houston Texans.
It’s still early in the summer, and it’s only an unofficial depth chart. But it does highlight how well MVS has played so far and the role he may have in LaFleur’s offense this season. Barring an injury, the top three at wide receiver will almost certainly be Adams, Valdes-Scantling and Allison.
Interestingly, Jake Kumerow is part of the second team on the depth chart along with Allison. That puts Kumerow ahead of Equanimeous St. Brown, Trevor Davis and J’Mon Moore, and well positioned to make the final roster in September.
Unsurprisingly, the starting five along the offensive line is David Bakhtiari at left tackle, Lane Taylor at left guard, Corey Linsley at center, Billy Turner at right guard, and Bryan Bulaga at right tackle.
On defense, first-round pick Darnell Savage Jr. is a starter with Adrian Amos at safety, which was also expected.