Packers 2015 Preview: Green Bay is Envy of NFL at Wide Receiver

There may be teams that have as good or better 1-2 punch than the Green Bay Packers do at Wide receiver, but from top to bottom, no team in the NFL has quite what Green Bay does.

Of course the Packers top two are as good as any. Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are both Pro Bowlers and coming off seasons in which they had well over 1,000 yards receiving and more than 10 touchdown receptions.

The two are the perfect pair. Nelson is nearly unstoppable going deep or on the back-shoulder fade, while Cobb is a nightmare in the slot and accross the middle. And when you have someone as good as Aaron Rodgers throwing you the football, it can make things even easier.

But even after Nelson and Cobb, the Packers have a third star in the making in second-year wide out Davante Adams. Adams had a solid rookie season but posted 100-yard games against New England and Dallas. Against the Cowboys, he had over 120 yards and scored a key touchdown in the first half that allowed Green Bay to stay in the game.

All summer long teammates and coaches have been raving about Adams. Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy are both excited and his future and Packer fans should be as well.

Nelson, Cobb and Adams alone form a ridiculously talent group. But with the addition of third-round pick Ty Montgomery of Stanford, who was an All-Anerican in 2013 and projected by some to be a first-round pick, the Packers are loaded.

Montgomery is explosive. He can play in the slot or on the outside and he is arguably the best return man in the 2015 draft.

The four players listed above are locks. But there will still be 1-2 spots still available. One could go to Jeff Janis, who made the roster last season but didn’t play much. Another hopeful is Jared Abbrederis. A talented kid who tore his ACL last year after an impressive start in training camp.

Myles White, who saw time on the active roster in 2013 and spent 2014 on the practice squad also has a punchers chance to be among the final 53. He knows the system and is good enough to make a play here or there, ultimately it may come down to health, special teams and the needs at other positions to determine if Green Bay keeps five or six receivers. If they keep five I say the last one is Janis.

But regardless of their final choices at receiver, the Packers know already that their top four are as good as any in football. And that’s something that’s really not up for debate.

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