The Green Bay Packers preseason has finally ended which means the regular season is right around the corner. That also means 53-man rosters have practically been decided and some difficult decisions had to be made. The Packers finished preseason with a 2-1 record and had many more ups than downs and many good things to talk about. Here are some final thoughts concluding the Green Bay Packers preseason.
Jordan Love Played Well Enough to Compete
Coming into this season the biggest question for the Packers was how will Jordan Love perform? Love definitely flashed his ability this preseason after he threw a touchdown each game and didn’t throw a single interception. He looked poised and showed that he is fully ready to have the keys to this offense.
It was also nice to see Love use his wheels when needed and ran the ball when he needed to. The thing fans would like to see more from Love is his aggressiveness and willingness to take some deep shots. He’d sometimes try to fit the ball into small windows which would lead the offense to stall.
It was nice to see Love not make any errant throws which resulted in a 109.8 passer rating. If Green Bay can keep a balanced passing and rushing attack, this offense has the potential to do some damage. If Love can continue his play, Green Bay can have a real shot at competing.
Three UDFAs Deservingly Make the 53-Man Roster
The Green Bay Packers decided to keep three UDFAs on the 53-man roster which extended their streak to 19 years straight of UDFAs to make the final cut. Emanuel Wilson, Malik Heath and Brenton Cox Jr. all made the roster and deservingly so. When each player got an opportunity they each capitalized and showed why they belong.
Malik Heath looked very determined and was difficult to keep him off the field. He played true to his size and was everything the team could’ve asked out of an undrafted free agent. Brenton Cox was making plays left and right and provides even more depth to a pass rush room that contains lots of great pieces.
Running back Emanuel Wilson may have had one of the longest shots considering the Packers RB room during the preseason. The RB3 spot was up for grabs and Wilson took full advantage each time he was given. His burst and big play ability was too good to let go of earning him a spot on the final roster.
Green Bay Has Good Depth All Over
After the conclusion of the preseason, the Green Bay Packers showed the amount of depth they have on this team. Their front seven looks pretty deep as rookies Colby Wooden and Karl Brooks flashed in preseason and edge rushers like Kingsley Enagbare and UDFA Brenton Cox showed what they can add on the edge.
The secondary has good depth at safety and 7th-round rookie Carrington Valentine may even force his way onto the field as he did in preseason. On offense UDFAs Malik Heath and Emanuel Wilson provide nice depth at the receiver and running back positions.
Rookie QB Sean Clifford impressed all preseason and convincingly won the QB2 spot. Clifford looked really comfortable whenever he’d throw the ball, and when he did make a mistake it didn’t rattle him one bit as he’d continue to sling it around. Clifford looks to be a solid backup choice for Jordan Love.——————
Javier Delgado is a lifelong Packers fan who is currently majoring in sports journalism at Arizona State University. He writes for PackersTalk.com and you can follow him on twitter at @javierrdelgadoo.