I've been thinking about this throughout the season. Everyone in the media and every Packer fan will tell you that we have the best group of receivers in the game.
Or at least, one of the top 3 groups.
Jennings is a good receiver, don't get me wrong, but he's not in that elite tier. He's no Megatron, no White, no A. Johnson, no Marshall... That drops you down in the rankings in my book.
Then you have Nelson. He came on very strong halfway last season, but he didn't look that great this year. He missed some games, maybe that hampered him, but he looked pretty sluggish at times. Not bad, by any stretch, but nothing more than a nr. 2, mostly.
James Jones was a pleasant surprise. Especially not dropping a whole lot of balls was a big plus. Lost in the euphoria over his 14 TD season was that he didn't put up a whole lot of yards for being the vocal point of the offense, together with Cobb, in a lot of games. On tape, it look equally average, really showing that 4.55 40 speed.
Cobb played amazingly in his all-purpose role. Not a guy you'd like on the perimeter, though. That's not a knock on him and his skill-set, as he's the most promising receiver on our roster, if you ask me.
Driver shouldn't have been on any NFL roster this year. Boykin and Ross are unknowns.
For a WR group, that's good, but not great.
Then we have our TEs. Our only pure receiver is Finley, who's wildly inconsistent, has a problem with drops and looks like he has some huge mental lapses from time to time. One of those guys who was tons of potential, which never truly comes to fruition.
The rest of the TE group isn't that noteworthy.
Now, I'm not saying that we don't have a good group of receivers. Not at all. Going four deep like that is pretty impressive for a WR core. Thing is, we're not even close to the Falcons, the Saints are ahead of us, the Bengals are pretty strong, the Broncos look pretty good, the 49ers are getting awfully close...
Like I said, we're not that bad, but we're not the cream of the crop, like we used to be, either. I feel like Rodgers make a lot of these guys a lot better than they are, as well.
I wouldn't be surprised if Ted went after another WR early in the draft, at all. Asuming Greg leaves, I feel like it's almost a given. And that's without even taking Finley's huge cap hit, which doesn't match his production at all.