Former Notre Dame receiver Equanimeous St. Brown had to wait until the the sixth round to hear his name called.
It was a long three days for Equanimeous St. Brown, but the former Notre Dame wideout finally heard his named called with the 207th overall pick — Round 6 — by the Green Bay Packers.
St. Brown will immediately join a crowded depth chart in Green Bay full of wide receivers looking to prove their worth, battling it out to get on the field and catch passes from Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers are making a concerted effort to put more pieces around Rodgers, both to make him happy and to maximize his and their own chances of contending for another Super Bowl before he retires.
St. Brown provides Green Bay with a big target who can stretch the field. He has competition in that role in the form of current Packer wideout Geronimo Allison.
As far as best case, worst case scenario for St. Brown — that’s a pretty big radar. He could possibly not make the team and end up elsewhere by the time the season begins. He also has the potential to work his way into a regular role in the passing attack.
He is an intelligent, coachable kid — and that will work in his favor as he begins his professional career. He also gets to reunite with quarterback DeShone Kizer. That’s probably not an accident, either, as Green Bay likely watched a lot of film of Kizer throwing to St. Brown before bringing the quarterback over from Cleveland.
For now, Irish fans can celebrate, as another for Notre Dame player will embark on a career in professional football.