In April, the Green Bay Packers finally used a top-three pick at the wide receiver position, drafting Clemson’s Amari Rodgers in the third round.
Looking to build on an offense that ranked first in scoring a year ago, can the Packers get even better at receiver?
In the first of our training camp positional previews, we take a closer look at the Packers’ receivers.
First-team All-Pro Davante Adams again leads the way at wide receiver for the Packers, while Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling also return in 2021.
Third-round pick Rodgers will compete for snaps early on, while the Packers will also get Devin Funchess back. Funchess was a free-agent signing in 2020 but opted out of last season.
Adams, Lazard, MVS, Rodgers, and Funchess could be Green Bay’s top five at wide receiver, although it’s tough to predict the exact order of the depth chart after Adams.
If the team decides to keep more than five receivers, there will be plenty of competition for the sixth spot.
Equanimeous St. Brown would likely be the frontrunner to win that job, but he would need to outperform Reggie Begelton, Malik Taylor, and Juwann Winfree.
While we’ve all heard a million times that Aaron Rodgers has never thrown to a first-round wide receiver, Green Bay’s offense led the league in scoring last season. Part of that was because Adams, a second-rounder, is the best wide receiver in football.
MVS and Lazard were also key contributors throughout the season.
There’s no reason why this group can’t continue to improve in 2021, and the addition of Rodgers and Funchess strengthens the depth and options the Packers have.
LaFleur will need to figure out over the summer how he plans to use his receivers, but there’s a lot of talent at this position and the Packers have great options.