The Magnificent Seven (or eight) in the Green Bay Packers wide receiver room?
With the departure of elite receiver Davante Adams, the Green Bay Packers off season program has been one to keep a close eye on.
The Packers selected three wide receivers in the 2022 NFL Draft, taking Christian Watson at pick 34 in the second round, Romeo Doubs at 132 in the fourth round, and Samori Toure at 258 in the seventh.
The New Guys
They also have a new veteran addition in former Kansas City Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins, as well as USFL receiver Ishmael Hyman and NFL Journeyman receiver Travis Fulgham.
The Green Bay Packers Veteran Crew
There’s also the remaining crew from last year, with Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, Amari Rodgers, and Juwann Winfree.
The tough decision
With ten wide receivers currently on the roster and preseason coming to an end, there’s likely to be some cuts coming within the next couple of days. There’s been a lot of speculation on social media on whether the Packers will keep six, seven, or even eight wide receivers on the final 53 man roster (deadline August 30).
At this point, it’s pretty much a guarantee on Cobb, Lazard, Watson, and Doubs, with Watkins and Amari Rodgers likely making the cut. With those six being the most likely candidates to make the cut, that leaves little room for the remaining four to squeeze into that last spot or two.
There has been a lot of debate between fans and other writers on Winfree or Toure likely being that seventh receiver, assuming Green Bay goes with seven wide receivers. You could make a fair argument on either with Winfree being the experienced veteran already having two seasons in LaFleur’s offense, and Toure being the cheaper rookie option who has been making some plays in camp as well as preseason games.
The final thought
Between the lack of a clear #1 wide receiver currently, and the Packers desperate need for improvement on Special Teams, it’s looking like seven is likely with a real chance they go with eight wide receivers.
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