The Green Bay Packers showed an interest in Demarcus Robinson but ultimately went with another wide receiver in Devin Funchess.
Demarcus Robinson is still waiting to find out where he’s going to play in 2020, but there’s not a lack of interest on the market. NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler has word that the Green Bay Packers were intrigued by the Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver before deciding to go a different route.
Earlier this week, news leaked that the Packers had reached a deal with former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess, but Fowler says Robinson was also a potential target for the NFC North team.
In some ways, this is the worst offseason for a player like Robinson considering just how deep the upcoming wide receiver class is supposed to be. As many as seven wide receivers are projected to be taken in the first round alone, and it’s not just top-heavy either. Solid prospects should be found on Day 2 and even into the draft’s middle rounds.
That said, Robinson brings a very athletic skill set and championship experience with him and that should win him a spot sooner rather than later. Robinson is just now coming off of his rookie deal with the Chiefs, so he’s still young and hungry for a chance to show what he can do when not overshadowed by playmakers like Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins on a regular basis.
Last season, Robinson, who won’t turn 26 until after the season begins, ended up providing a big game in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders in an exhibition that showcased his potential. He had 6 catches for 172 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns in that game, a 28-10 win for K.C. On the year, Robinson set career highs with 32 catches on 55 targets from Patrick Mahomes, good for 449 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns.