ESPN expects former Notre Dame receiver Equanimeous St. Brown to make the final 53-man cut for the Green Bay Packers.
As a late round NFL Draft pick, rosters spots on the team that selected you are not a given. Players taken with late draft picks are put under microscopes during the preseason and given plenty of reps — all in the name of making sure they are worthy of occupying a roster spot that could otherwise go to a more experienced veteran. Former Notre Dame receiver Equanimeous St. Brown was in this boat heading into the 2018 preseason.
According to the talking heads at ESPN, it appears St. Brown has done enough to secure a roster spot with the Green Bay Packers.
ESPN released its 53-man roster projections for every NFL team on Tuesday, and Equanimeous St. Brown was one of seven wide receivers projected to be kept by the Packers.
Three of those seven receivers were selected by Green Bay in the 2018 NFL Draft: J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdez-Scandling and St. Brown.
If ESPN is correct and the Packers keep all three rookie wideouts, it would suggest a plan for the future and a subsequent changing of the guard at the position. With Randall Cobb coming off of multiple injuries in the last few seasons and perpetually rumored to be traded, one of the rookies may be called upon to absorb his vacant reps in the very near future.
Equanimeous St. Brown has been targeted mutliple time in each of Green Bay’s three preseason games. He has caught five passes for a total of 73 yards and has been asked to perform as a blocker at the receiver position on run plays.
Former Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer was also expected by ESPN to make Green Bay’s roster.
NFL teams must trim their rosters to 53 player by 4 p.m. ET on Sep. 1st.