2. J’Mon Moore
The Packers had to draft a wide receiver at some point to help replace Jordy Nelson and I’m glad they started with Moore. Gutekunst selected three receivers to help Aaron Rodgers produce on offense, but I expect the Missouri-product to contribute right away.
Moore is the highest drafted receiver by Green Bay since Ty Montgomery was taken in the third round back in 2015. No Packers receiver drafted in the fourth-round or later has started a game as a rookie since Charles Lee in the year 2000.
The offense may need to break that trend in order to compete next season. Moore could be the one to do so as he’s already turned heads at Packers rookie orientation camp.
If Moore can continue to beat defensive backs using his deceptive speed, he should have a productive rookie campaign. The key will be getting as many reps with Rodgers as he can to build trust.
Playing right away as a rookie receiver is an uphill battle, but Moore has the tools to make the climb. He understands how good he can be with Rodgers throwing him the ball and is already trying to get on the franchise QB’s good side.
“A-Rod, he’s the ‘GOAT,’” Moore said following last Friday’s rookie orientation practice. “I’m ready to meet him. I’m ready to go out there and work with him and hopefully be one of his favorite targets.