Grading the 2017 Packers: Wide Receivers
Hope to be a little farther on this process, but I didn’t end up writing about it over the weekend which is what I should have done with wide receivers and tight ends. We’ll try to wrap this up by the end of next week since I’m sure we’re all done with talking about the 2017 Packers season. We’ll take a look at wide receivers where the Packers are suddenly weak at after being so strong for so many years.
Davante Adams: GRADE: A
One of the best performers of the season for the Green Bay Packers. Adams showed why he earned a 58 million dollar deal over four years at the end of this year for the duration of the 2017 season. Adams became the number one receiver for this team and made plays with both Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley at quarterback. Hard thing to do, but Adams made things happen as the true number one by year’s end.
Jordy Nelson: GRADE: C
This isn’t a year to remember for Jordy Nelson. After a strong 2016 campaign, Nelson followed it up with one of his worst years as a pro. Nelson struggled with Hundley at quarterback seeing a significant drop off from Rodgers at quarterback, and he never really found spots to get open. Even when Rodgers came back, Nelson looked slow and tired out there not creating any separation with receivers.
Randall Cobb: GRADE C+
Did you know Randall Cobb had around the same year stats wise as he did last year? Same amount of touchdowns, same amount of receiving yards. It’s interesting that Adams became Hundley’s number one as you would think Cobb might have more chances being in the slot, yet that didn’t happen. He struggled to find open opportunities with Hundley in there. Interested to see if Joe Philbin can shoot some life into the short passing game.
Geronimo Allison: GRADE D+
Other than the one game against Cincinnati, it was a forgettable season for Geronimo Allison. He didn’t really have an impact on the season, and he’s someone that I think Green Bay can part ways with this offseason. Allison has a good skill set, but there are better fourth receivers out there.
Trevor Davis: D-
The only reason this isn’t an F is the punt return against Cleveland that avoided the Packers as being the only team to lose to the Browns this season. Davis had a very disappointing year, and Green Bay should look elsewhere for returners.