Predicting which Green Bay Packers rookies will make the biggest impact in year one.
General manager Brian Gutekunst received plenty of criticism for last year’s draft class, headlined by quarterback Jordan Love in the first round. This past spring, the Green Bay Packers drafted a number of players who can be immediate contributors.
In these power rankings, we’re not focusing simply on talent. It’s not about which players are the best, or even who has impressed the most over the summer. Instead, these rankings are about predicting which Packers rookies will have the biggest impact in year number one.
Opportunity needs to be taken into account. Some players will get more snaps in their rookie season due to the depth chart. For example, Josh Myers is expected to start right away at center, whereas Eric Stokes isn’t guaranteed to be a starter immediately. This is all considered in these rankings.
Overall, there’s a lot to be excited about with the Packers’ 2021 draft class. It’s early days, but many first-year players have impressed over the summer and look set to make an immediate impact.
Which rookies will have the biggest roles to play for the Packers this season? Here are my predictions for the first-year players who will make an impact in 2021.