There are certainly many good options for the Packers at wide receiver in the 2021 NFL draft. The Packers should definitely look for someone to play in the slot, a position lacking since Randall Cobb. One player, indeed, to look at is Amon-Ra St. Brown, receiver from USC. A fun fact is that his brother also currently plays in the NFL for the Packers: Equanimeous St. Brown. Amon-Ra St. Brown can be the answer in the slot that the Packers really need. With that being said here is what we know about Amon-Ra St. Brown.
He Had Three Good Years at USC
Amon-Ra St. Brown’s time at USC was really productive. His best year was his sophomore year, as he had over 1,000 yards receiving. In 2020, St. Brown’s numbers were not too big, but USC only had six games this year. In those six games of the 2020 season, he had seven touchdowns which is really impressive for basically a COVID riddled season. St. Brown’s best game came against Washington State. He caught four touchdowns in USC’s blowout win. He also was elected team captain in 2020, showing how much of a leader he is. With his productive three seasons at USC, Amon-Ra St. Brown will be a interesting prospect in the draft.
In his time at USC, Amon-Ra St. Brown played mostly in the slot position, and that seems to be his strength. Furthermore, in 2020 he did lineup on the outside on some plays, but certainly the slot is where he needs to be in the NFL. His size, indeed, was on display as he was able to snatch the 50/50 balls in the air. He is not a big break away speed type of guy and won’t really outrun defenders, but he can make the big catches. He is not a day one starter, though. St. Brown still needs a little development. He needs to be in the right system and offensive scheme that can utilize his skills. He has the potential to be a real dominant slot receiver in the NFL.
What He Brings to the Packers
First and foremost, Amon-Ra St. Brown will for sure play with his brother Equanimeous St. Brown on the Packers. He is a big receiver, which the Packers and Matt Lafleur love to have in this offense. You have to be a good run blocker when it comes to the Packers offense, something Amon does really well. St. Brown will provide the Packers a true slot receiver, a hole the Packers have not filled for a number of years. He could challenge his own brother for playing time in the slot position and would be a nice sibling battle. He will be a prospect the Packers should really keep their eye as he can be a true weapon for them.
Will the Packers Draft Him?
Amon-Ra St. Brown would be a huge reach in the first round for the Packers who hold the 29th pick. On the other hand, who knows? Maybe he might be high on the Packers draft board. Remember in the 2020 NFL draft, Brian Gutekunst was reaching for most of the players he got like Jordan Love and AJ Dillon. The Packers should absolutely not really be considering drafting him in the first round as there should better players on the board. Now on day two or three, he is definitely worth taking. Bringing him to the Packers is a high possibility if he falls to a certain spot in the draft. Amon-Ra St. Brown could really be a interesting choice for the Packers come draft day. Will they take him? We will see in the draft.