Plenty of Receivers Could Be Available Post-NFL Draft
After the NFL Draft, another round of free agency begins for the National Football League. Two things happened for teams. One, they need to make sure they’re at 90 or less, so, they’ll release players. Packers did it yesterday with quarterback Manny Wilkins. Two, they will trade or release a player where there is an abundance at the position. Packers could benefit from this if they thought the wide receiver position needed an upgrade. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell had a column today outlining which player could be cut from each team’s roster post-NFL Draft. There were seven receivers listed by Barnwell. They were as followed.
Greg Ward Jr.
Are any of these players legitimate game-changers? No, not really. They are getting cut for a reason. But there are a few players where teams may have given up on them too soon and need a fresh start. Dante Pettis would be an amazing addition. Second-round talent with strong return skills who wore out his welcome with Kyle Shanahan. He was a guy that Packers’ writers speculated could be available last season. DaeSean Hamilton also piques my interest although he struggled early in his career. Kenny Stills is the biggest name on this list, and Barnwell mentioned the Packers as a landing spot for him. Who knows what goes on in Bill O’Brien’s mind, but Stills has shown game-breaking abilities. Some might contend he is too similar to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but Stills does a little bit more.
If it’s not Pettis or Stills, it might not be worth replacing what Green Bay already has on its roster. But if the Packers believe that one of these other guys can help the team, I’m all for it. Regardless, there will be receivers available for the Packers if they want to add another one.