Packers: 5 players who can replace Devin Funchess in 2020

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Taylor Gabriel

Taylor Gabriel’s game is completely different to Devin Funchess’. For starters, there is a big difference in height: Gabriel is 5-foot-7, Funchess 6-foot-4.

Gabriel would bring something completely different to Green Bay’s offense than Funchess, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. With Funchess not playing this season, the Packers need a playmaker on offense. And Gabriel can be exactly that for this team. Surprisingly, Gabriel is still a free agent, but he could absolutely help this offense improve in 2020.

The former Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver would add speed to the Packers’ offense. At both of his previous teams, Gabriel was a deep threat and a great complement to the other receivers on the roster.

The Packers currently don’t have a consistent deep threat at receiver. Marquez Valdes-Scantling has speed, but he’s yet to prove he can be a reliable, consistent target in the passing game. His struggles in the second half of last season are a concern.

Put Gabriel next to Davante Adams and defenses will have a lot to think about. Adams has one of the best releases in the NFL and is an outstanding route-runner. With Gabriel, defensive backs would always have to worry about his speed and ability to make big plays deep downfield. Together, they could be an excellent receiving duo for the Packers.