The Green Bay Packers may not have done enough in the eyes of many to upgrade the WR position, but Aaron Rodgers might have a sleeper to throw to.
If you’re like many others, you probably can’t quite figure out why Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst refuses to go out and get Aaron Rodgers some legit help at the wide receiver position.
After losing Davante Adams this offseason, the Packers made pretty modest moves to upgrade Rodgers’ weaponry:
- Re-signed TE Robert Tonyan
- Traded up in round two for WR Christian Watson
- Signed free agent Sammy Watkins
The Packers did get Rodgers some help in the draft, spending three selections on the receiver position including one in the fourth round on Nevada’s Romeo Doubs.
Doubs wasn’t able to pump up his pre-draft status due to injury, but he put plenty on tape at Nevada that had people excited about his next-level potential.
Over the last two seasons, Doubs racked up 20 touchdowns and averaged over 17 yards per reception in 2020.
He had a lot of experience with the Wolfpack and is putting his 6-foot-2 frame and strong hands to use early on at Packers training camp, catching passes from Aaron Rodgers.
The hype train for Romeo Doubs in Green Bay isn’t just getting started either.
Doubs was working with the top offense back in June at OTAs over 2021 third-round pick Amari Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers may have himself a diamond in the rough here.
Over the last couple of years, wide receivers have been coming to the NFL in droves. It’s not been uncommon to see some top prospects falling to day three in the last handful of years simply because of supply and demand.
Doubs may not have been a first-round pick, but certainly at his best looked worthy of being a day two selection.
As things turned out, he might end up being a major day three steal for Brian Gutekunst and the Packers.
It’s frustrating because, on the one hand, Gutekunst does a mostly outstanding job of building the roster. He’s also managed the Aaron Rodgers situation pretty masterfully using hindsight, getting the back-to-back MVP locked into a $150 million deal.
The one thing I can’t put my finger on is why he’s not more aggressive in getting upgrades at receiver, even when Davante Adams was on the roster.
It looks now like Doubs might be bailing him out.
Doubs doesn’t sound like he’s coming along like a typical fourth-round pick, cutting his teeth with the third-team offense and having to work his way into first-team reps.
It seems as though he’s impressed Aaron Rodgers and the coaching staff enough that we might want to start thinking about the potential of his making a regular season impact.
The Packers are not a bunch of slouches in the secondary, either, so the fact that Doubs is out there making plays is not your usual training camp hyperbole.
This guy’s legit and the Packers might be onto something here.