The Green Bay Packers drafted three wide receivers this offseason.
Romeo Doubs was picked in the fourth round by the Packers. He will wear the famous No. 87 jersey in Green Bay.
There will be competition for snaps at the wide receiver position this summer, and Doubs will be very much a part of that.
What can we expect from Doubs in his rookie year?
In his final season at Nevada, Doubs caught 80 passes for 1,109 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also returned 12 punts for 170 yards, averaging 14.2 yards per return.
Will he make the roster?
Yes. The Packers invested a fourth-round pick in Doubs. He is part of the team’s long-term plans.
What to expect in 2022
One area where Doubs could help the Packers immediately is on special teams. He returned punts at Nevada and is in contention for the same job in Green Bay.
According to Bill Huber of Sports Illustrated, Doubs was one of three players returning punts during mandatory minicamp. The other two were Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers.
Paul Bretl of Dairyland Express wrote this month about how Doubs has been impressive during the offseason program.
It’s early days, of course, but an encouraging sign nonetheless.
The Packers will likely begin the season with their most experienced players — Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and Sammy Watkins — leading the way at wide receiver. But the competition for snaps should be wide open.
If Doubs can impress during training camp and the preseason, it will only help his opportunities increase.
Doubs has all the talent and potential to become an excellent starter at wide receiver at some point. Whether that happens as a rookie remains to be seen.
Earning Aaron Rodgers’ trust isn’t easy. It may take time, but Doubs will get there. It will be fun to see how he contributes in his rookie season, whether on offense or special teams.