Green Bay Packers: Player projections for the 2019 season

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 23: Jake Kumerow #16 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on December 23, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

Most overrated – Jake Kumerow

Yea, I said it, Jake Kumerow makes my list as the most overrated player on this Green Bay Packers team. Some may question how he can even make this list given the limited amount of attempts that he has had, but the reason that I am including him is that I don’t think that he will reach the expectations that fans have set for him.

Last year, Kumerow was a very nice story. We saw him flash that big play potential in the preseason and then against the New York Jets and he received some kind words from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Through his on the field play over the summer and his underdog status as a D-III player from in-state UW-Whitewater, Kumerow quickly became a fan favorite. However, as we look ahead to the 2019 season, he is going to be fighting just to make the roster.

In 2018, the Green Bay Packers kept seven receivers on the roster and it is a possibility that they could keep just six this year. And of those six spots, five are filled by Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Equanimeous St. Brown, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and J’Mon Moore, leaving potentially just one spot available.

Kumerow is a nice depth option for any team, but he is never going to be that number two or three receiver that some feel he could grow into. At 27-years-old, he is already older than the receivers ahead of him on the depth chart and doesn’t have the measurables that they do.

Realistically, if Kumerow is on the field, it’s likely not for good reasons.