Packers 2021 roster preview: Will Equanimeous St. Brown make roster?

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

Equanimeous St. Brown hasn’t had too many opportunities on offense in his first few seasons with the Green Bay Packers, but he’s come up with some big plays along the way.

But with the arrival of Devin Funchess and third-round pick Amari Rodgers, there will be even more competition for spots at the wide receiver position.

Will EQ make the 53-man roster?

2020 stats

St. Brown played in 12 games with one start, catching seven passes for 117 yards and a touchdown.

2020 review

EQ returned after missing the entire 2019 season with injury, but he didn’t make the impact many hoped.

According to Pro Football Reference, he played on just under a fifth of the team’s offensive snaps, fourth-most among wide receivers. St. Brown also didn’t contribute much on special teams, playing just 10 percent of the snaps.

Will he make the roster?

St. Brown was the Packers’ fourth wide receiver last season behind Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Allen Lazard. Even then, he didn’t play many snaps and finished with only seven receptions in the regular season.

There is now added competition at wide receiver from third-round pick Amari Rodgers and Devin Funchess, who returns after opting out of the 2020 season.

Green Bay could keep six wide receivers which would give St. Brown a good chance, but there’s no guarantee he’ll make the 53-man roster.

What to expect in 2021

Part of the reason why St. Brown didn’t play regularly on offense is due to a deep group of pass catchers. Along with Adams, MVS, and Lazard at receiver, there was Robert Tonyan, Aaron Jones, and Jamaal Williams.

Williams isn’t on the roster anymore but it will be just as difficult for St. Brown to get on the field. Rodgers and Funchess come in and second-year tight end Josiah Deguara is also coming back from injury.

EQ will need to impress during training camp and the preseason and make the most of his opportunities. Even if he does make the 53-man roster, St. Brown will need to put in good performances to increase his snap count this year.