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Where does the receiver group stand entering OTAs?" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesAcme Packing Company homepageHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityFollow Acme Packing Company online:Follow Acme Packing Company on TwitterFollow Acme Packing Company on FacebookFollow Acme Packing Company on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchAcme Packing Company main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTThe Green Bay Packers will go into the start of Organized Team Activities next week with a whopping 12 wide receivers on their 90-man roster. Although only one or two players are well and truly guaranteed to have a place on the team when the cut-down to 53 takes place after training camp Corey Linsley Jersey , it is clear now that there are tiers of players at the position that can be separated based on their likelihood of making the team.Today, APC examines the players in play to catch passes from Aaron Rodgers in the coming weeks and sorts them into a few categories.LocksDavante AdamsNot much to discuss here, folks. Adams is a top-five NFL receiver who nearly cracked 1,400 yards a year ago with 13 touchdowns. Still just 26 until Christmas Eve, he’s only going to get better over the next couple of seasons.Geronimo AllisonThe Packers offered Allison a one-year restricted free agent tender this offseason, then locked him up with a one-year contract for a $2.8 total value, exceeding that tender’s number. Before his injury last year, Allison was on pace for over 1,100 yards through four games, and he continues to be overlooked by NFL writers who criticize the Packers’ receiver depth. Beyond that, he appears to be a nice fit for the slot receiver position in Matt LaFleur’s offense.Given that contract and his trust level with Aaron Rodgers, he’s not going anywhere this year.Safe betsMarquez Valdes-ScantlingLast year’s fifth-round draft pick had one of the better years for a Packers rookie receiver in recent memory, thanks to added opportunities after injuries to Allison and Randall Cobb. However, he did much of his damage in a seven-week stretch around midseason and faded noticeably down the stretch as another rookie earned more targets and playing time.Still, the exceptional speed that MVS possesses should be an exciting weapon for Matt LaFleur, who loves to design shot plays for his fastest receivers. That puts MVS squarely in the running for a key role in 2019. The only danger is if he completely falls apart in training camp.Equanimeous St. BrownLike MVS above, St. Brown flashed plenty of ability Nick Perry Jersey , using his size and route-running to work his way open for Rodgers. He earned more playing time in the latter stages of the season, and capped off his rookie year with a very impressive five-target, five-reception, 94-yard day against the Jets prior to suffering a concussion. Expect EQ to be a key component of this roster, though he could get passed up if one of the bubble players has an exceptional camp.Bubble playersTrevor DavisEntering the final year of his rookie contract, Davis is essentially a return specialist. He has flashed plenty of ability there, particularly on punt returns, and the Packers don’t have another explosive option on returns — Tramon Williams is reliable but not spectacular, while Jaire Alexander will probably be kept off that job to focus on defense instead. If Davis can provide any semblance of a contribution as a receiver, he could earn a roster spot for his special teams contributions alone.Jake KumerowThrough two preseason games last summer, it looked like Kumerow was well on his way to being the Packers’ #4 receiver. He was catching everything, he seemed to be connecting with Rodgers, and he made a few big plays in games. Then, he injured his shoulder on a roll into the end zone, costing him the first half of the season. Still, once he returned, Kumerow made a few great plays Bryan Bulaga Jersey , including a big 49-yard touchdown in the Packers’ comeback over the Jets. He looks like a great #4 or #5 option who would be willing to pitch in on special teams, and there’s always room for a player like that. He’ll need to beat out at least one of the other bubble players here to get there, though.J’Mon MooreThe highest-drafted of the Packers’ 2018 rookie receivers, Moore’s only notable catch in preseason was hauling in a case of the drops. The route-running skills that made him a fourth-round pick still look good and that could be his ticket onto the team as a #5 — but only if he can catch the ball consistently and show effort on every play.Dark horsesAllen LazardLazard’s 6-foot-5, 227-pound frame makes him seem like a potential big slot option. He’s not bulky enough for now to make a switch to tight end, but he could create similar matchup problems on the inside that a tight end would flexed out off the line of scrimmage. Lazard was a consistent threat for four years at Iowa State, particularly in the red zone, and with a year of NFL experience under his belt he may make some noise in training camp and could take a spot away from one of the bubble players with a good preseason.Darrius ShepherdShepherd provides a combination of qualities that few other players on the roster do: production from the slot plus return ability. He was a slot machine for North Dakota State over the past few years, and contributed on punt returns as well. That makes him a sneaky play to steal away a roster spot from someone like Davis.Long shotsJawill Davis Like Trevor, Jawill Davis is also a return specialist who will need to make his mark on special teams in order to gain any serious traction towards a roster spot. He has great straight-line speed but is not very shifty. Matthew EatonThink of Eaton as like a more agile Geronimo Allison, but with a significantly lower production level in college. Eaton is 6-foot-4 and 209 pounds, and he ran a 4.66-second 40-yard dash at Iowa State’s Pro Day. Allison is 6-foot-3 and 202, and his 40 was 4.67 seconds at the 2016 Combine. Eaton’s got a half-second edge on Allison’s 3-cone time, though, the only major testing difference between the two. However, Eaton — who transferred to Ames from Temple — was always a depth receiver, sitting behind Lazard Mason Crosby Jersey , Hakeem Butler, and a few other players in the receiving pecking order. As a result, he finished his career with just 49 receptions for 523 yards and six touchdowns, numbers that Allison eclipsed easily.There doesn’t appear to be much room for him here, and a standout performance in camp is probably necessary for him to find a practice squad spot.Teo ReddingThe former Bowling Green Falcon finished last season on the Packers’ practice squad after spending training camp with the Detroit Lions and getting a week’s work on the practice squad in Washington. Redding has the best all-around movement skills in this tier of players, as he’s pretty fast (4.46), pretty explosive (38.5-inch vert, 11-foot broad), and agile (6.85 3-cone) but he’s also very lightly built at 6-foot-1 and just 176 pounds. The odds of him making a strong roster push are probably low as a result. The Packers tend to land a large number of players who come for top-30 visits, so keep a close eye on this list throughout the next month."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareShareNFL Draft 2019: Packers pre-draft prospect visits trackerDenny Medley-USA TODAY SportsNFL teams are deep into their preparations for the 2019 NFL Draft, and as college Pro Days wind down, the next phase of scouting is getting underway. That phase is on-site visits, where teams invite prospects to come to their facilities for interviews, medical checks, and often testing and drills.It’s essentially a glorified job interview, wherein the player and gets to display the skills that he can bring to his potential new employer and both sides can get to know each other more thoroughly. Each team can hold visits for 30 players from around the country, with an additional unlimited allotment of visits for “local” prospects — those who either played college football or grew up close by.The Green Bay Packers David Bakhtiari Jersey , with two first-round draft picks in their pocket, will likely be using several of their Top-30 visits on highly-rated prospects whom the team will consider early on. That was a major portion of the strategy in 2018, Brian Gutekunst’s first year as general manager, but it represented a significant change from Ted Thompson’s strategy.Before the GM change, Thompson seemed to use most of his visits on players who were either day-three or potential undrafted free agent prospects rather than top prospects. However, Gutekunst did bring in a handful of notable early options as well. Still, eight of the 27 players who visited Green Bay last spring ended up as Packers one way or another; four of them were 2018 draft picks (Oren Burks, J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Kendall Donnerson) while another four were acquired either as undrafted free agents or added mid-season (Tim Boyle, Gerhard de Beer, Natrell Jamerson, and Connor Sheehy).As a result, keep a close eye on this constantly-updated list leading up to the draft, as several of these names are sure to end up wearing Green and Gold at some point in 2019 or beyond.Packers Top-30 VisitsPlayerPositionCollegeSourceDraft ProjectionPlayerPositionCollegeSourceDraft ProjectionIn addition to the players noted above, the Packers also hosted a number of prospects from the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University for the team’s local prospect visits. These players’ visits do not count against the team’s 30-visit allotment:Packers’ Local Prospect VisitsPlayerPositionCollegeSourceDraft ProjectionPlayerPositionCollegeSourceDraft Projection