Amari Rodgers, 2021 NFL Draft, Round 3 Pick 85
The Packers’ struggles in the third round of the NFL Draft have been a recurring theme over the years, and unfortunately, Amari Rodgers adds to that narrative. Despite being chosen with high hopes, Rodgers failed to live up to expectations during his time in Green Bay.
Rodgers’ tenure with the Packers was marred by his inability to secure the ball during punt returns, leading to his release midway through his second season. It was puzzling to see the coaching staff persist with him in that role despite his lack of success and a lack of demonstrated skill in that position.
Furthermore, Rodgers struggled to earn playing time in the wide receiver rotation, struggling to create separation and make an impact in the Packers’ offense. His underwhelming production speaks for itself, with just eight receptions for 95 yards and zero touchdowns in 26 games with the team.
Adding insult to injury, the very next round saw the Detroit Lions select Armon-Ra St. Brown, who has emerged as a budding star. St. Brown’s promising performances only serve to highlight the disappointment of Rodgers’ time in Green Bay.