The Green Bay Packers have assembled a young, but good-looking roster of players with tremendous depth defensively and a lot of exciting players in the fold offensively. It's a new era in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers obviously now having the time of his life in New York with the Jets, but the Packers are moving on and focusing on getting back to NFC North supremacy.
And this roster might be sneaky good, but how did general manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur do when putting their heads together and assembling this 53-man roster? Even though things are always in flux, and there's always the chance for additions to be made, there really aren't many complaints right now with Green Bay's roster as a whole.
But we're going to nit-pick as needed. What were three roster decisions, in particular, that the Packers got right, and what are two decisions they may regret? Let's have a look.
3 roster decisions the Green Bay Packers got right, 2 they got wrong
Packers got it right: Going young at wide receiver
It's hard to see a vision unfolding in the moment. And maybe Brian Gutekunst just got lucky. But the Packers obviously had a plan to go young at the wide receiver position and they have discovered players at every "level" of the NFL Draft.
They traded up to the high part of the second round in 2022 for Christian Watson. They've nailed a handful of Day 3 picks in Romeo Doubs, Samori Toure, and Dontayvion Wicks. They found a valuable, versatile weapon in round two this year in Jayden Reed. They found an undrafted gem in Malik Heath.
The Packers, contrary to what many would maybe have you believe, probably had a bit of a tough time assembling this wide receiver room and deciding who to cut. Guys stepped up. And while the Packers will open the season with a very young receiver room (everybody has one year of experience or less) it's a group that can grow together with the team's young QB1 and all on rookie deals for the next three-plus years.