It’s too early to tell, but the Green Bay Packers‘ 2023 draft class already looks like a good one.
The Packers have got immediate contributions from Christian Watson, Quay Walker, and Romeo Doubs, while Devonte Wyatt, Zach Tom, and Kingsley Enagbare have all shown potential and could become starters in time.
With four games to go in the regular season, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has ranked the top 25 rookies in the league this year. His list includes two Packers.
Wide receiver Christian Watson is ninth in the rankings, while Quay Walker is 21st.
Jeremiah notes that Watson’s “speed jumps off the screen” while “Walker has been outstanding in coverage.”
The exciting part is that both players can become so much better.
Watson struggled with drops early in the season and still has plenty of areas to improve, but his speed and athleticism have helped him become a game-changer for the Packers this season.
Walker has been inconsistent, but his ability is obvious. As he gains more experience and consistency, he could become a Pro Bowler in the middle of Green Bay’s defense.
And the best part? The Packers should also get contributions from other members of the draft class.
Romeo Doubs has been out with an ankle injury since Week 9 but had been Green Bay’s best rookie wide receiver before then. He had outplayed Watson.
Devonte Wyatt has only played a limited number of snaps, but has shown potential when given an opportunity. Zach Tom looks like a future starter along the offensive line, whether he plays tackle or guard.
The Packers have to be delighted with the early signs from their rookie class.
In Watson and Walker, they have two great athletes who can make game-changing plays. And with several other players in the class showing starting potential, this draft could be Brian Gutekunst’s best in Green Bay.