Packers: Top 5 boom or bust players in 2023 ranked

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3. Anders Carlson, K

Even if Anders Carlson converts every kick between now and Week 1, the true test doesn't begin until the regular season. It doesn't matter how confident the Packers are in Carlson, he is a rookie kicker entering his first year in the NFL. We won't know how he handles the pressure until he gets the opportunity to prove himself in September.

With the Mason Crosby era seemingly over in Green Bay, there are big shoes to fill. Crosby provided a decade-and-a-half of consistent play at the kicker position, which is rare.

Everything is possible for Carlson in his rookie year.

He could win the job and follow it up with a consistent first season, showing why he can be the Packers' long-term kicker. Another scenario is the Packers looking for a replacement a few weeks into the season. Or, worse yet, Carlson not even making the roster.

We are all behind Carlson and hope he dominates in his first season. But it's hard to find kickers in the NFL.

By Week 4, we'll have a better idea. The Packers will hope he makes a confident start to his NFL career. But there's only one way to find out, and that's when Carlson faces the pressure of the regular season in September.