2. Drafting Jayden Reed and Dontayvion Wicks
The Packers needed instant contributions from their rookie receivers, especially with Christian Watson missing the opening three games of the season. Jayden Reed and Dontayvion Wicks have provided exactly that.
Reed, a second-round selection in April, has caught 12 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns, averaging an impressive 16.9 yards per reception. He has shown the ability to make contested catches and pick up yards after the catch. Reed has a big future in Green Bay.
Wicks has played surprisingly well. The fifth-round pick runs good routes, can separate, and is a big-play threat. He has six catches for 85 yards and a touchdown and has drawn a couple of pass-interference penalties deep downfield. That doesn't show up on the stat sheet.
Wicks has played the third-most snaps among Packers receivers this season. Of course, Christian Watson missed three games, but the Packers clearly have confidence in Wicks. It's no coincidence that Jordan Love targeted Wicks on a deep shot on the very first play against the Atlanta Falcons. They believe in him.
Green Bay's young receiving corps needs time to build chemistry with Jordan Love. There will be miscommunications and inconsistent play at times, but there's no doubting their talent and potential.
Jayden Reed and Dontayvion Wicks have shown tremendous upside in the opening four games of the regular season.