Packers: Predicting wide receiver depth chart in 2020

Green Bay Packers, Equanimeous St. Brown (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Equanimeous St. Brown (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) /

How different will the Packers’ wide receiver depth chart look in 2020?

The Green Bay Packers didn’t make the big moves expected at wide receiver in the offseason, but the depth chart should still look different to the end of last year.

Devin Funchess replaces Geronimo Allison and the Packers will also get Equanimeous St. Brown back from injury.

Here’s my prediction for the Week 1 depth chart:

Packers WR depth chart predictions

  1. Davante Adams
  2. Allen Lazard
  3. Devin Funchess
  4. Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  5. Equanimeous St. Brown
  6. Reggie Begelton

Davante Adams will be Aaron Rodgers’ top target again. No changes there.

For Week 1, I have Allen Lazard as the starter opposite Adams. He performed well last season and built a connection with Rodgers. That should only improve as time goes on.

Funchess could overtake Lazard on the depth chart as the season goes on, but for now, I have him as the number three. When the Packers have three receivers on the field, Adams-Lazard-Funchess could be the best choice.

This is a big year for Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who started 2019 well but struggled down the stretch. If he can reach his potential and become a consistent deep threat for the Packers, he could move as high as number two on the depth chart. At the very least, the Packers will hope he can make some game-changing plays.

Equanimeous St. Brown’s return will help this offense. It’s hard to predict how much of an impact he’ll have this season. He had a solid rookie season but missed all of 2019 due to injury. For Week 1, I have him lower on the depth chart but with the potential to earn more snaps if he can make a good start.

The sixth spot will be between Reggie Begelton and Jake Kumerow. While Kumerow has Rodgers’ trust, he failed to make much of an impact last season. Begelton has the potential to make a difference for the Packers.