Green Bay Packers: WR Best and Worst Case Scenarios

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 20: Jake Kumerow #16 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with Marquez Valdes-Scantling #83 after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders in the game at Lambeau Field on October 20, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 20: Jake Kumerow #16 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with Marquez Valdes-Scantling #83 after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders in the game at Lambeau Field on October 20, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Darrell Stewart, Green Bay Packers undrafted free agent
Darrell Stewart Jr, Michigan State Spartans, Green Bay Packers undrafted free agent (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) /

Longshots

There are currently three guys on the roster that each have a very slim chance to make the roster. They are Darrell Stewart, who was an undrafted free agent signing this season, Darrius Shepherd, who made the roster but was relegated to the practice squad mid-season in 2019, and Malik Taylor who spent all of last season on the Packers practice squad. Any one of them would have to beat out Kumerow or Begelton for that sixth spot.

Of this group, I believe that Stewart has the best chance to make the team. I wrote about his skill set after the draft, and he’s got some interesting tools. He has the ability to return kicks and uses his speed well as a wideout. He’s not the fastest guy, but he has a nice mix of speed and strength that make him an exciting prospect and if he can be their kick returner that would take the pressure off of Tyler Ervin, and he could focus on punts.

Shepherd turned a lot of heads in the 2019 preseason, making impressive catches and great plays in space. He quickly lost the admiration of everyone around the Packers organization when a potential touchdown bounced off his facemask and turned into an interception. He then muffed a punt in the regular season. This year is his shot at redemption.

Taylor spent all year on the practice squad and probably has the least chance to make the roster. He does have one thing the Packers love, physical tools. His 4.51 40-yard dash is 63rd percentile, speed score is 74th percentile, burst score is 67th percentile, agility score is 89th percentile, and catch radius is 80th percentile. These tools are likely the reason the Packers are keeping him around.

The best case for any of these guys would be to make the team out of camp or get a shot because of injuries like Lazard did last season. They could also impress another team and catch on if they get cut, but that’s much harder to do without a preseason.

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Do you agree with my best and worst-case scenarios? Let me know in the comments below or @DairylandXpress. Next up in best and worst-case scenarios will be tight ends and fullbacks. Past best and worst-case articles are below if you missed them.

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