4 Packers fan favorites who are in danger of being cut before Week 1

  • Bo Melton has good speed but will it be enough?
  • Yosh Nijman could be trade bait this offseason
  • Tyler Goodson has much to prove if he's worthy of a roster spot
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2. Bo Melton, WR

You just never know how dart throws at the wide receiver position are going to turn out in training camp and the preseason. I don't think any option is truly off the table right now for the Green Bay Packers given the additions and subtractions made to the wide receiver position throughout the offseason, but a player like Bo Melton making the active roster is basically a flip of the coin.

The Packers signed Melton last December, giving the former Seahawks' 7th-round pick a shot after things didn't work out for him there. It's a fun signing, no doubt, and Melton has quickly been embraced by Packers fans largely due to the same reasons everyone really liked him back in the 2022 NFL Draft process.

This guy can absolutely fly, and he's explosive.

Melton has legit speed. He ran a 4.34-second 40-yard dash and posted an outstanding 38-inch vertical jump, showing off his elite explosiveness.

Although so many in the NFL Draft community were high on Melton, he lacked the production in college compared to his outstanding athletic metrics. NFL.com analyst Lance Zeirlein wasn't overly high on him coming out, comparing him to Griff Whalen.

"Prospect with average size, play speed and traits. While nothing stands out for Melton from a physical standpoint, he possesses good football intelligence and can be an efficient route-runner, using leverage and purposeful movement to create some separation. He doesn't appear to have the vertical burst of a downfield weapon and his hands fail to consistently stand out. His production was clearly hampered by quarterback play and he has value as a gunner on special teams, but WR5 might be his ceiling as a late-rounder."

Lance Zierlein

Is Melton going to be able to truly set himself apart in this group of young receivers for the Packers? Is he going to prove all of the excited fans right? Or is he going to get another fan base excited in a couple of months when another team claims his 4.34 speed off of waivers?