Running backs (3)
- Aaron Jones
- AJ Dillon
- Patrick Taylor
PUP: Kylin Hill
Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon are less of a 1-2, and more of a 1a and 1b. They both had over 1,000 yards from scrimmage in 2021.
There will be competition for the No. 3 running back spot. If Kylin Hill isn’t cleared to return in time for the start of the season, he could begin on the PUP list. I have Patrick Taylor getting the roster spot ahead of rookie Tyler Goodson.
Wide receivers (6)
- Allen Lazard
- Sammy Watkins
- Randall Cobb
- Christian Watson
- Romeo Doubs
- Amari Rodgers
“We’ve got three solid right there, and there’s a lot of competition behind those guys,” said Aaron Rodgers this week when discussing the Packers’ wide receiver situation.
The three Rodgers was referring to was Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, and Randall Cobb. Based on his comments, it sure feels like he believes they are the Packers’ top three receivers as things stand.
And that’s not surprising.
Lazard and Cobb both have great chemistry with Rodgers on the field. They know the system and have Rodgers’ trust. Watkins has NFL experience and will be able to make an impact right away.
For the rookie wide receivers, there will be a learning curve that comes with the transition from college.
At least to begin with, we can expect to see a lot from Lazard, Watkins, and Cobb. The young receivers will need to earn more opportunities by building trust.