It appears the Green Bay Packers will be counting on rookie receiver J’Mon Moore for something, this year.
He was the highest draft pick of the three receivers the Packers drafted, a fourth-round pick. However, things haven’t gone swimmingly for Moore.
He was among the players quarterback Aaron Rodgers called out earlier this week. Now he’s been labeled inconsistent — not that that’s a huge surprise for a rookie receiver — by passing game coordinator Jim Hostler.
There is good news for Moore, however. The fact that the Packers are giving him more responsibility than the other rookie receivers bodes well for him.
So does the fact that he’s ahead of DeAngelo Yancey on the depth chart, despite being outperformed by Yancey.
He’s also the type of receiver the Packers appear to be moving toward — big and fast.
We wouldn’t necessarily say that guarantees anything though. If the Packers are going to keep the best 53 players, Jake Kumerow and Yancey have to be in the conversation. That puts someone else out of it.
There’s plenty of training camp and preseason left for Moore to become more consistent, of course.
Things don’t look as rosy for the other two rookies, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown.
As is stands in terms of the depth chart, those two would be out and Moore and Kumerow would be in if the Packers keep six receivers.