5 players the Packers were right to move on from in 2022

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Equanimeous St. Brown, WR

Equanimeous St. Brown was one of three wide receivers selected by the Packers on the third day of the 2018 NFL Draft. St. Brown was picked last of the three, in the sixth round.

He showed potential in his rookie season, finishing with 21 catches for 328 yards. He averaged a healthy 15.6 yards per reception.

It seemed to be a promising start for EQ, who showed yards-after-catch potential and also made some impressive catches along the way. Some at key moments.

A highlight was adjusting to a ball thrown behind him to make a clutch catch in his rookie year. It was third down with 15 seconds remaining on what turned out to be a game-winning drive versus the San Francisco 49ers.

However, St. Brown was never able to build on an encouraging rookie year.

EQ didn’t feature in Matt LaFleur’s debut season. He was placed on injured reserve during the preseason.

St. Brown made a combined 16 catches for 215 yards and a touchdown in the past two seasons. He ended his time in Green Bay as a backup wide receiver but rarely got opportunities.

He is one of three receivers to depart in free agency, and he has since signed with the division-rival Chicago Bears. A new opportunity with another team is what St. Brown needs as he clearly has talent.