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TOPIC: Projecting playing time for the Packers’ 2021 draf

Projecting playing time for the Packers’ 2021 draf 1 month 1 week ago #430805

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There’s no question that the Green Bay Packers expect the 2021 rookie class to come in and contribute immediately. “Certainly, I do,” Gutekunst told Packers.com’s Larry McCarren when asked just that.To buy more Packers Womens Limited with cheap price, you can visit packernfl.com official website.

But just how much will the class contribute as a whole, and how much will each player be asked to do in his first professional season? That’s a tougher question to answer. To that end, it’s worth breaking down the class pick-by-pick to identify the roles that each player could play this season and what the most likely scenario is for each in terms of his contributions in 2021.

Eric Stokes, CB
There’s no reason to believe Kevin King will play more this season than last year when he stayed healthy for the longest stretches of his career. He comes into this season as the easy favorite to start on the boundary, but Matt LaFleur’s insistence on competition will give Stokes a chance to compete to be the backup.

Last season, Josh Jackson played 32.3% of snaps, thanks in large part to King’s injuries costing him five games. We assume King will get hurt again, which opens up a spot for that third boundary corner. Given Jackson’s fit in this zone-heavy defense, don’t expect Stokes to win this job outright, but he could take all of Kadar Hollman’s 10.5% of snaps last year at a minimum.Myers boasts the best chance to come in Day 1 and start. Aside from David Bakhtiari (whenever he’s healthy), Elgton Jenkins and Billy Turner, we don’t know what the rest of the offensive line looks like. It should be Myers, Lucas Patrick and Jon Runyan Jr. competing for two spots along the interior with Simon Stepaniak.

Patricks brings the most experience. Myers bring the strongest pedigree, though Runyan Jr. acquitted himself well last year when injuries thrust him into a starting role. If the team wants to keep Jenkins at guard, it’s easy to envision Myers playing like the best center on this roster and winning that job outright.Tyler Ervin played a clearly defined role in this offense last season when healthy. In Weeks 2-4, he played 38%, 37%, and 37% of snaps. Once he got back healthy, Ervin played 27% and 33% of snaps in the middle of the year. With no one else on the roster who can fill that spot, Rodgers slides into that role basically uncontested.

Jet and orbit motion, end arounds, and some simple routes were all LaFleur entrusted Ervin to, but Rodgers provides so much more as a true receiver who can win as a route runner and play more as a true receiver.

The Ervin role looks to be the floor for Rodgers who could easily carve out an even larger larger niche in this offense.
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