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Thursday Cheese Curds: Opportunity knocks for Packers wide receivers

Almost every receiver on the roster has something big to prove in 2022.

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Summer is a time of opportunity on NFL rosters. By and large, the actual makeup of the team is set, and OTAs, minicamp, and training camp amount to a contest for positioning. Who will be top dog when Week 1 rolls around? The Packers (and every other NFL team) will try to answer that question over the next couple of months.

In Green Bay, there may be no bigger opportunity than the chance to climb the wide receiver depth chart. There’s a bit of a vaccuum at the top after the departure of Davante Adams (and, to a lesser extent, Marquez Valdes-Scantling), and it’s not clear yet who’s going to fill it.

Allen Lazard likely has the inside track, but second-round pick Christian Watson has athleticism to burn and could make some noise early due to his speed alone. Veterans like Sammy Watkins and Randall Cobb will have something to say about where the available targets are distributed, too.

A lot of guys are in the mix, and they’ll sort things out over the next few days and weeks. It won’t guarantee anything as far as who does what in the regular season, but we’ll get a good glimpse at who could shine in the very near future.

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