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Week 6 Outlook
Packers rookie WR Amari Rodgers had one rush attempt for two yards, four receptions for 31 yards and lost a yard on a punt return in Saturday's preseason loss to the Jets.
Rodgers did it all, rushing, receiving and returning punts. Expected to see a lot passing work from the backfield, the 2021 third-round draft pick showed he could line up anywhere. Rodgers had a senior year breakout at Clemson, catching 77 passes for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 13.2 yards per reception. His strength, elusiveness, and speed flashed at times Saturday averaging over five yards per touch. He's an exciting new weapon for Aaron Rodgers' arsenal.
Green Bay Packers rookie WR Amari Rodgers is reportedly going to be featured in a role that includes usage out of the backfield, per Matt Schneidman of The Athletic.
Rodgers was selected in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Clemson and is reportedly impressing in training camp enough to earn a role within the Packers' offense in his rookie season. Rodgers broke out during his senior season in 2020, catching 77 passes for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 13.2 yards per reception. His strength, elusiveness, and speed have flashed at training camp and make him an exciting new component in an offense led by Aaron Rodgers. The rookie wideout also projects to be featured as a slot receiver and a punt returner but could lose reps to veteran wideout Randall Cobb.
Field Yates of ESPN reports that Packers rookie WR Amari Rodgers has agreed to a four-year rookie deal with the Packers.
Rodgers was actually the final Packers rookie to ink his rookie contract. Drafted as the 85th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Rodgers should be capable of contributing right away in the Packers' offense. Of course, his fantasy value will largely depend on whether Aaron Rodgers is under center, but the talent is undeniable.
Matt Schneidman of the Athletic is predicting that Green Bay Packers wide receiver Amari Rodgers will be the team’s breakout player in 2021.
Rodgers was selected by the Packers in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 85th overall. He led Clemson in receiving in his senior year, hauling in 77 receptions for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns. “The rookie third-round pick out of Clemson is a natural slot receiver, something the Packers lacked, and a skilled punt returner, another tool the Packers were missing,” per Schneidman. “Rodgers, who stands only 5-foot-9 but 212 pounds, can also serve as a gadget piece out of the backfield on jet sweeps, reverses, and other motion action.” The Packers are high on Rodgers as the team traded up in the draft to select the wide receiver. He could challenge for slot snaps right away and will compete with Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling for targets in Green Bay’s passing game. Rodgers is currently 97th overall among all wideouts in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.
The Green Bay Packers have selected wide receiver Amari Rodgers with the No. 85 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Packers traded up to make this pick. They finally select a receiver, but it could be too little too late in terms of mending their relationship with Aaron Rodgers. (Amari) Rodgers will battle in training camp to play in three-wide sets this fall.