Updated Wide Receiver Depth Chart for Packers After NFL Draft
By Larry Rupp
Wide receivers were flying off the board in every single round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Five wideouts went in the first round alone, though several talented prospects were taken after that and plenty more were picked up as undrafted free agents.
The Packers have struggled to surround star receiver Davante Adams with other reliable pass-catchers, which made the team's third-round addition of Amari Rodgers feel like a necessary one.
Here's a look at the Packers' updated WR depth chart for 2021.
Packers WR Depth Chart 2021
1. Davante Adams
Davante Adams has become one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and carries the load in the Packers' passing attack. He has had at least 997 receiving yards in each of the last three seasons and has also scored 36 touchdowns over that span. The four-time Pro Bowler led the NFL with 98.1 receiving yards per game in 2020 and should be in for another monster season in 2021.
2. Allen Lazard
The Packers No. 2 receiver Allen Lazard has dealt with injuries throughout the course of his young career. When healthy, he acts as a reliable and productive target for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Lazard has racked up 928 receiving yards on 68 receptions and scored 6 touchdowns in the last two seasons (26 games, 12 starts). He could step into a larger role in 2021.
3. Marquez Valdes-Scantling
As a deep threat, Marquez Valdes-Scantling has put together massive games for the Packers over the last few seasons, but he has a tendency to disappear as well. He's a boom-or-bust player that averages 17.8 yards per receptions in his career. Valdes-Scantling should see a lot of playing time on the outside as long as he improves on his drops (7 in 2020).
4. Amari Rodgers
The Packers took Amari Rodgers in the third round (No. 85 overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft and he has the skills to push for playing time right away. Rodgers showed consistency for the Clemson Tigers as he posted 2,144 receiving yards on 181 receptions and scored 15 touchdowns over the course of four collegiate seasons. He could quickly become an underrated target for Rodgers and has a real shot to open the season as the team's starting slot WR.
5. Devin Funchess
Devin Funchess missed almost the entire 2019 season due to an injury and then opted out of playing in 2020. However, he has proven to be a capable NFL wide receiver as he had 8 touchdowns back in 2017 and averages 13.8 yards per catch for his career. He will need to show he still has what it takes to get the job done in training camp, but Funchess could be a real X-factor for this team going forward.
6. Equanimeous St. Brown
7. Malik Taylor
8. Reggie Begelton
9. Bailey Gaither
10. Chris Blair
11. Juwann Winfree
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