Green Bay Packers: 5 most important players for 2018 not named Aaron Rodgers

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Kevin King /
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1. Davante Adams

Davante Adams is the most important player on this roster not named Aaron Rodgers. And he’s the only proven wide receiver (yes, I’m calling Randall Cob unproven).

Last year, he was the only Packer receiver to excel without Rodgers behind center and proved he’s a true talent in the NFL. Hopefully, he can move past the concussions he suffered from those nasty, illegal hits and carry his momentum into 2018.

Another year in the weight room, to learn the playbook and refine his skills should do wonders for Adams. It feels like he’s only just beginning to scratch the surface and find his stride.

If Adams goes down, Green Bay is in really deep trouble. They don’t have another receiver anywhere near his caliber who can win one-on-one matchups with his man on the outside. The Packers did draft a trio of receivers in the middle rounds, but none of them will be anywhere close to ready.

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This was the risk when Brian Gutekunst cut Jordy Nelson. Now they have to hope Adams can stay healthy and come through when then need him most.