Green Bay Packers target no. 3: Isaiah McKenzie, WR/RS
Perhaps on the “budget” side of potential acquisitions for the Green Bay Packers, I love the idea of a player like Isaiah McKenzie coming in and adding some much-needed speed to the arsenal of weapons at Aaron Rodgers’ disposal.
McKenzie was a fifth-round pick out of Georgia back in 2017, but he struggled with fumbles and drops in Denver and was cut. The Buffalo Bills saw his potential and developed him, invested in him, and he’s become a very intriguing weapon.
He doesn’t get the ball a ton, but when he does get the ball, he makes things happen.
McKenzie’s speed, quickness, instincts as a ball carrier, return ability, and versatility as a receiver and out of the backfield make him a weapon any creative offensive mind should want to have in 2022.
For Matt LaFleur and the Packers, McKenzie could be a player that keeps defenses on their toes and really open things up for the rest of the offense.
That kind of threat of speed forces a defense to respect so many different possibilities when the ball is snapped, so even just the presence of McKenzie on the field running in motion can help players like Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, and everyone else.
At the very least, McKenzie would bring the Packers a contrasting style to the other playmakers they have in the offense. They have plenty of size and power at running back. They have plenty of size at receiver.
What they don’t have a lot of is pure speed and McKenzie can bring that to the table in spades.