Wide receiver (6, 15/53)
- Davante Adams
- Devin Funchess
- Allen Lazard
- Marquez Valdes-Scantling
- Equanimeous St. Brown
- Reggie Begelton
The Packers will be relying on development from many of their young wide receivers in 2020. That’s a risky strategy given the lack of consistency at the position outside of Davante Adams a year ago.
Adams’ role is unchanged. The three-time Pro Bowler is the Packers’ most experienced receiver and he’s Aaron Rodgers’ top target. Adams will be targeted a ton given Rodgers’ trust in him, and simply because he is a star receiver.
I have Devin Funchess winning a starting job on the outside. The Packers will be hoping he can offer some consistency at the number two spot. He made 28 starts for the Carolina Panthers between 2017 and 2018, finishing with 1,389 yards and 12 touchdowns in that time. If he can make this kind of impact in Green Bay, the move to sign him will prove to be an excellent decision.
Allen Lazard’s play last season ensures he’ll have an important role in 2020. He’ll compete with Funchess for the number two spot. He finished second among wide receivers for the Packers last season.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling failed to make much of an impact in the second half of last season, while Equaimeous St. Brown missed the entire year due to injury. The development of these two players will be key this season. At the sixth spot, I’ve gone with Reggie Begelton, who will be a player to watch at training camp. He wins a roster spot ahead of Jake Kumerow.