Loading up on young, talented pass-catchers
The Packers have completely transformed their receiving corps in two offseasons. They replaced veterans like Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Robert Tonyan, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. It was evident the Packers needed to make a change, but going all-out with inexperienced players was a bold strategy. It has paid off in a big way.
Jordan Love has thrown to rookies and second-year players, and they have stepped up.
Last year's wide receiver additions, Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs, are two of Love's top targets. Watson has battled injuries but is a game-changer when healthy. Doubs tied the team-led in receiving touchdowns during the regular season, then dominated the Cowboys with six catches for 151 yards and a touchdown.
And how about the rookie class? Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks, Luke Musgrave, and Tucker Kraft are already major contributors on offense. Reed led the Packers in receiving in the regular season. Wicks is a rising star with route-running reminiscent of Davante Adams. The Packers spent years searching for a difference-maker at tight end. They now have two.
Green Bay's receiving corps is its deepest in years. Gutekunst has completely transformed the offense. He has added more speed and athleticism, and this group has an exciting future together.