Another rookie receiver who has enjoyed an excellent first season is fifth-round pick Dontayvion Wicks. He regularly receives comparisons to Davante Adams for his route-running and separation ability. Take his first touchdown catch against the Bears as an example. According to Next Gen Stats, Wicks had generated an incredible 4.33 yards of separation when Love threw the ball.
Wicks has 14 catches for 187 yards and three touchdowns in his past three games, and he left one early due to injury. He is only scratching the surface of his potential, and the rookie is already making huge plays for this offense.
Yet another wide receiver who is playing incredibly well ahead of the playoffs is Bo Melton. Yes, the same Bo Melton who had zero career receptions before Week 15. Since then, he has made 16 catches for 218 yards and a touchdown, and it's no fluke.
Melton has game-changing speed, having run a 4.34-second 40-yard dash. But that's not his only strength. The former seventh-round pick has displayed an excellent ability to win contested catches, and he displayed his toughness to fight for additional yards in Week 18 on a play that prompted Jim Nantz to compare him to Donald Driver.
Injuries to Packers receivers gave Melton an opportunity late in the season, and he made the most of them. He became the Packers' first 100-yard receiver this year and is regularly making explosive plays.