It’s probably safe to say the Green Bay Packers aren’t going to sign Dez Bryant. The Packers took their third receiver of the day with the selection of Notre Dame’s Equanimeous St. Brown in the sixth round.
Brown was one of the receiver prospects we discussed earlier in the day. He may be more talented than the two receivers the Packers picked previously. St. Brown was rated by some as the best receiver prospect available on the third day of the draft.
St. Brown also fits the receiver mold we discussed earlier when the Packers took Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the fifth.
Big, tall and fast.
St. Brown is 6’5″ and 214. He ran a 4.48 40.
Here’s another interesting tidbit. St. Brown had his best year at Notre Dame as a sophomore, when he caught balls from current Packers’ backup QB DeShone Kizer. St. Brown went for 58 receptions, 961 yards, and nine touchdowns. In 2017, the Irish didn’t throw nearly as much and St. Brown went for just 33 catches, 515 yards and four touchdowns in his junior season.
Of the three receivers the Packers have drafted, this is the one I am personally most excited about developing into a playmaker. There are some things you can’t teach. Height and speed are two of them.
It’s doubtful St. Brown will amount to much in 2018 for the Packers. However, here’s a guy who has some tools. He was projected to be a third-round pick by some people.
In the bigger picture, it is still somewhat amazing that the Packers are stocking up their receiver position with draft picks. Plenty of bodies now, but not a clear starting lineup.
You’ve got Davante Adams, who has developed and has trust with Aaron Rodgers, but has never had a 1,000-yard season. You’ve got Randall Cobb, who hasn’t done much noteworthy since his contract year. And then you’ve got… some guys. And some draft picks.
I guess, may the best man win.