Packers Breakout Preseason Performers: Malik Heath
Malik Heath’s meteoric rise within the Packers’ ranks began during Organized Team Activities and minicamp, and it’s shown no sign of slowing down as training camp and preseason progress. Currently poised as the likely fifth receiver on the depth chart, he’s nestled behind Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Samori Toure. However, with a series of impressive performances, he’s poised to potentially climb higher and challenge Toure’s position.
Across the first two preseason games, Heath has showcased his prowess, accumulating eight receptions for a total of 111 yards—both of which stand as team-highs. His unshakable confidence shines through, particularly in his knack for outmaneuvering defensive backs, even without relying on elite athleticism.
With Jordan Love embarking on his inaugural season as the Packers’ starting quarterback, bolstering the team’s receiving arsenal becomes paramount. Heath’s emergence as a dependable target only adds to the team’s offensive potency, painting a compelling picture of a player who’s carving out a meaningful role for himself within the Packers’ playbook.