Packers third-round pick to make an impact
4. WR Amari Rodgers
The 2020 season was the year of the rookie wide receiver. From Justin Jefferson to Chase Claypool to Tee Higgins, it was a great season for first-year pass catchers. In what was considered a historically deep receiver class, it lived up to expectations in year one.
Fortunately, this year’s class was also deep and the Packers landed Amari Rodgers in the third round.
With Rodgers’ yards-after-catch ability, he adds something new to this offense and should see the field regularly in his rookie season. Rodgers has already been receiving praise from his coaches and, according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, he was first in line on punt returns during practice on Tuesday.
Both on offense and special teams, Rodgers can make an immediate impact for the Packers and show why the team traded up for him in the third round this past April.
Working mostly in the slot, Rodgers will quickly become his quarterback’s best friend whether it’s Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love, or even Blake Bortles under center.
There’s a lot to love about Rodgers’ game and what he can bring to Green Bay’s offense. Don’t be surprised if he makes a fast start and has a breakout debut season in the NFL.