Green Bay Packers: Best WR corps in NFL is no joke


A piece posted earlier this week stated that the Green Bay Packers had the best receiving group in the NFL. That said, this certain writer got it right with their pick.

After re-signing Randall Cobb this offseason at a discounted price, the Green Bay Packers will have back their star-studded receiving duo of Jordy Nelson and Cobb back in action in 2015. While Cobb and Nelson get all of the attention from the common NFL viewers, their depth at the position goes much further.

Davante Adams came on towards the end of the season and third-round pick Ty Montgomery is an athletic beast that could be a solid receiving option if he learns how to run routes with preciseness.

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On top of Adams and Montgomery, the Packers have Jared Abbrederis, who was out for the entirety of the 2014 season because of a torn ACL injury he suffered in training camp, and Jeff Janis. While Janis was more of a special teams player in 2015, the coaching staff raves about him and his potential. After all, he does stand at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, and he does run a 4.42 40-yard dash.

Bleacher Report’s Russell S. Baxter, who also co-edits NFL Spin Zone, published an article the other day where he ranked each wide receiving group in football. At the most upper echelon spot, Baxter rated the Packers the No. 1 team. Here’s what Baxter had to say in terms of analysis:

"“This past season, the talented signal-caller got plenty of help from wide receivers Jordy Nelson (98 receptions) and Randall Cobb (91 receptions), who totaled a combined 189 catches for 2,806 yards and 25 touchdowns… This potent duo is now complemented by emerging wideout Davante Adams, who snared 38 passes for 446 yards and three scores as a rookie this past season. There is also intriguing 2015 third-round pick Ty Montgomery from Stanford University.”"

When you take a look at the Packers’ receiving group, it’s easy to see just how dynamic they can be. The Packers truly can hit you in so many different ways with their receivers and even their tight ends. However, the ultimate icing on the cake has to be having all-world quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the roster.

It’s not just his throwing ability either. Rodgers reads defenses with ease. He sees the defense’s play before the official play begins. Because of that, he can direct his receivers where to go and which routes to run. That said, Rodgers does his part. In some cases, receivers can be the achilles heel to a quarterback. However, that’s not the case with the Packers’ group, as Nelson, Cobb, Adams, and even Montgomery are all reliable in terms of their pass-catching ability.

In 2015, the crazy thing is that the Packers’ receiving group could get even better. After all, Adams is just 22 years old and people really have yet to see just how talented he is and how dynamic he can be in the future. Montgomery could also provide some ability down the road as a deep-ball receiver, but for now, he’ll best be used as a return guy.

With all of the talent they have on their roster, the Packers are one of the early favorites to win the Super Bowl in 2016. One of the main reasons why people are projecting this is because of their receiving corps. That being said, Baxter’s assessment was spot on in his article.

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