Packers: 10 worst draft picks of Brian Gutekunst era

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2. Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson (3rd round, 2021)

Drafting the wide receiver position has been a struggle for Brian Gutekunst, have we mentioned that? Obviously, everyone is hoping that Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and now Jayden Reed can develop into a long-term trio at the position. But prior to their arrival in Green Bay, it was a lot of trial and error. That was part of Aaron Rodgers' gripe with the front office.

The Packers thought they had a steal on their hands in Amari Rodgers, a third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Rodgers came from a Clemson program that seemingly prints out top-flight receiver prospects, but he wasn't a good fit for Green Bay. His primary role with Green Bay during his first and only two years with the team was returning punts, and unfortunately, he simply couldn't hold onto the ball.

He fumbled the ball seven times with Green Bay before he was let go last year right in the middle of the season.

1. Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa (2nd round, 2018)

With his ball-hawking skills, it's really hard to believe that Josh Jackson didn't become something in the NFL.

Jackson was a converted wide receiver at Iowa who was absolutely awesome playing a full-time cornerback role for Phil Parker's defense in 2017. He was named an All-American after racking up 48 total tackles, eight interceptions, a forced fumble, and 18 passes broken up. Despite being a little raw at the position, Jackson was a second-round pick by the Packers in 2018 and he actually had 10 passes broken up during his rookie season.


Unfortunately, that would be the best it would get. Jackson was traded to the New York Giants in August of 2021 and was waived just two months later. He's still bouncing around the league a bit right now, but certainly not living up to his second-round billing.

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