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Packers 2024 Roster Prediction: The Greatest WR Room There Ever Was

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Is the WR room the surest bet on the Packers’ roster this season? It is at Acme Packing Company.

As mentioned earlier this week, a very vocal group of APC contributors created their own 53-man rosters as we put together the official Acme Packing Company Roster (trademark, copyright, et cetera and such). Today, we continue our way-too-early roster predictions for the 2024 Green Bay Packers with a look at the wide receiver position.

Just a couple of short years ago, after the trade of Davante Adams, this position may have been the biggest question mark on the team. Fast forward to today, and folks, we’ve come to an almost unanimous decision regarding the WR room (this was a hot topic last year; this is momentous). The final APC roster features six players at the position, though some contributors had the Packers keeping just five receivers on the roster. Take a look!

On the 53: Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks, Bo Melton, Malik Heath

Every single contributor named Watson, Doubs, Reed, and Wicks to their roster, which isn’t much of a surprise. Despite 75% of this group battling some sort of injury during the 2023 season, they’ve proven to be the biggest playmakers at the position for the Packers when healthy. This young quartet combined for 190 catches on 301 targets (63% completion) for 2,470 yards and 27 total touchdowns. It took some time to develop chemistry with QB Jordan Love, but during the second half of the season, this group was firing on all cylinders. With another year of experience under everyone’s belts, it’s not hard to envision this group being more productive in 2024.

Rounding out the group of receivers are Bo Melton and Malik Heath. Every single contributor named Melton to their roster, and the ones who have the Packers keeping six receivers also added Heath to the mix. Melton and Heath were big question marks for much of last season, but they showed us enough to keep their jobs safe in our eyes.

Melton didn’t make the initial 53-man roster last year, and was on the practice squad until November. He then became the team’s first 100-yard receiver of the season on New Year’s Eve against the Minnesota Vikings. Melton finished the season catching 16 of 24 targets (66% completion) for 218 yards and one TD. Heath signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent and made the 53-man roster on cutdown day. He recorded no stats until November 19th, but recorded at least one catch in every game from that point on. Heath finished the season catching 15 of 24 targets (62.5% completion) for 125 yards and one TD.

Released: Grant DuBose, Julian Hicks, Alex McGough, Dimitri Stanley, Samori Toure

Of the players who we think will be cut down casualties, the most notable names are Grant DuBose and Samori Toure. And yeah, I guess Alex McGough is a notable name solely due to the shock of finding out he’s listed as a receiver now.

DuBose was a seventh-round pick in 2023 and did not make the roster, but was an immediate practice squad addition after being released. He could face a similar fate this summer. Toure was a seventh-round pick in 2022, and showed some promise during that year’s camp, but has ultimately been a disappointment as a receiver in the NFL. He made the roster last year, but he saw limited playing time. With the contributions made by the guys around him, and with Keisean Nixon and Jayden Reed seeing more time in the return game, Toure’s time in Green Bay may be coming to an end.

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