Green Bay Packers‘ general manager Brian Gutekunst has been far from perfect when it comes to the NFL Draft. However, he’s also done a great job at building up talent in the early rounds and there are a number of players on the roster with extremely bright futures.
This list doesn’t necessarily have an official cutoff based on age or experience in the NFL. You’ll find someone like Elgton Jenkins was left off despite having a tremendous future ahead of him (most of the reason is he’s older than any of the other guys on this list). Instead, it’s a ranking of guys whose arrows are pointing straight up and have their best football ahead of them.
Despite being in a win-now mode, there were plenty of promising, young players to choose from. Let’s kick off our list with a couple of honorable mentions before diving into the top five.
The Green Bay Packers have a number of young guys with promising careers ahead. Here are their five with the brightest futures.
Packers with brightest future honorable mention: Amari Rodgers and Jordan Love
The reviews have already begun to come in about Amari Rodgers and they are positive, to say the least. Rodgers was selected in the third round of this year’s draft and will do a little bit of everything for the Packers–return kicks and punts, take handoffs out of the backfield and jet sweeps, and run routes from the slot. Matt LaFleur will have a fun time designing an offense that utilizes the dangerous Rodgers.
It’s unclear who Rodgers will be catching passes from when actual games begin, but he’ll get a lot of work in with Jordan Love in practice. We have yet to see Love in any game action, but the coaches and players are talking about the obvious improvement he made from Year 1 to Year 2. At 22-years-old, Love could become a bust, a boom or anything in between.