7 Packers players who have become foundation pieces for 2024

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6. Romeo Doubs, WR

There's a common theme in this post -- the Packers have discovered a new set of playmakers.

I think it's fair to say the jury was still out on Romeo Doubs after last season, and if anything, he might have been slightly disappointing based on the hype he earned in training camp and preseason games.

This season, Doubs has stepped up in a big way for Jordan Love. The former fourth-round pick leads the team with 95 targets, and has caught 59 passes for 674 yards and eight touchdowns. While I believe Jayden Reed is the player the Packers will filter the offense through, Doubs has been consistent, clutch, and a go-to playmaker this season.

7. Lukas Van Ness, EDGE

The Packers already had answers on a number of defensive players, but I think it's safe to say that Lukas Van Ness was another first-round hit for general manager Brian Gutekunst.

The statistical production has been slow-going for Van Ness, but ball-knowers know that he's shown tremendous development as a rookie and might be a major asset in the playoffs if the Packers can make it.

Van Ness is a big-time athlete with size, length, speed, and a lot of raw tools. He's second on the Packers with seven tackles for loss this season, and he's added nine QB hits (fifth on the team) and 3.0 sacks (tied for fifth on the team). Will Van Ness's development this season allow the Packers to potentially move on from Preston Smith in the offseason if they want?

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