It’s not often you can snag a first round talent near the end of the NFL draft but the Packers managed to do exactly that on Sunday evening.
Yes, St. Brown struggled in his junior year under a scheme that was built around a running attack led by an inconsistent passer. However, his sophomore year at Notre Dame, under current Packer backup DeShone Kizer, is a truer example of what he can do in the right system.
Eq, as they call him, caught 58 passes, for 961 yards, and 9 touchdowns in his best college season. Just like Moss, this kid is tall and lanky, 6’5″, 220 pounds, fast, with a 4.48 40 at the combine, has tremendous vision, route running ability, and can flat out move after the catch.
Rodgers was obviously upset when he lost his primary weapon, Jordy Nelson, this off-season but should be ecstatic the minute he watches this kids film for the first time. St. Brown brings a rare mix of athleticism, size, and football knowledge that has become an afterthought in a league that has turned to a dink and dunk mentality.
It may be a little early to predict but if Rodgers learns to trust this kid, he could easily turn in to the best receiver, and dare I say it, the best player in this draft.