Packers get utterly disrespected in PFF's latest ranking

We may be biased, but please, show Jayden Reed and his teammates some respect.
Green Bay Packers, Jayden Reed, Jordan Love
Green Bay Packers, Jayden Reed, Jordan Love / Stacy Revere/GettyImages

This offseason, the Green Bay Packers have done much to improve their roster at several positions of need. But, one position remains relatively untouched: wide receiver.

Outside of a couple of undrafted free agents, the Packers' wide receiver room looks essentially the same as it did a year ago.

It's a room which is led by Christian Watson, Jayden Reed, Romeo Doubs and Dontayvion Wicks. All four of these young guys have made strong impressions and contributions throughout their young careers, thus far, and quarterback Jordan Love has done his best to get them their opportunities.

Since we're in the thick of the NFL offseason and much of the excitement is in the rear view, that means it's 'meaningless power rankings season.' At least, that's what I like to call it.

Recently, Pro Football Focus released their latest batch of wide receiver rankings, written by Sam Monson. While you may have an opinion, one way or another, about PFF, most Packer fans can agree that these rankings are a bit of a slap in the face to Green Bay.

Monson listed the top 32 wide receivers in the NFL and did not include a single Packers player.

Look, I understand that guys like Marvin Harrison Jr., Mallik Nabers and Rome Odunze could be special players in the NFL. But, including them on the top 32 NFL wide receivers when they haven't played a down? Come on, now. Let's take a step back for a minute.

Maybe, it would make sense to include those guys once they've stepped into a regular season game. But, in May? Take it easy. Pump the brakes.

It's time for Jordan Love to ramp it up in Year 2 as a starter, and these rankings are yet another gallon of fuel

Look, Jordan Love had one heck of a season to begin the portion of his career where he finally gets to call himself a starting quarterback. For crying out loud, he did two things a Chicago Bears quarterback has never done -- throw for 4,000 yards and 30 passing touchdowns.

But, he should look at lists like this and smirk with a sense of joy and motivation. He has a talented, young group of receivers and the Packers are a team on the rise. Love is only going to get better from here on out, and the receiver room is going to be a huge reason for his continued development.

Just for kicks, too, here are receivers who made the list that scored less total touchdowns in 2023 than Jayden Reed (10):

Chris Godwin (2)
Tee Higgins (5)
DK Metcalf (8)
George Pickens (5)
Michael Pittman Jr. (4)
Chris Olave (5)
Drake London (2)
Jaylen Waddle (4)
Keenan Allen (7)
Amari Cooper (5)
Terry McLaurin (4)
DeAndre Hopkins (7)
DeVonta Smith (7)
Nico Collins (8)
Garrett Wilson (3)
Puka Nacua (6)
DJ Moore (9)
Stefon Diggs (8)
Cooper Kupp (5)
Brandon Aiyuk (7)
Davante Adams (8)
A.J. Brown (7)
Ja'Marr Chase (7)
Justin Jefferson (5)

That's 24 (27 if you count the rookies) of the 32 receivers on the list in which found the end zone less times than Reed. So, only five of them scored as many times, or more, than Reed did last season.

I'm not saying .... I'm just saying.

Oh, and two of those players are in a Chicago uniform (three if you count the rookie, Odunze).

Do what you will with that information.