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Packers draft another WR in 7th round: Jeff Janis

May 10, 2014
 
Jeff Janis avoids a tackle during the Senior Bowl.
Jeff Janis avoids a tackle during the Senior Bowl. / Getty Images

The Packers drafted their third receiver of this draft, Saginaw Valley State's Jeff Janis, in the seventh round with the 236th overall pick.

Janis brings size (6-3, 219) to what has now become a crowded Packers receiving group.

The Packers previously selected Davante Adams of Fresno State in the second round and Wisconsin's Jered Abbrederis in the fifth round.

Playing at the Division 2 level, Janis caught 83 passes for 1,572 yards last season for 14 touchdowns.

Ted Thompson on Janis

A remarkably gifted athlete who completely dominated his level of play. Of all wide receivers, he was the second-ranked athlete in our testing.

Janus' comments

On jumping from NCAA Division II to the NFL: "I think it's definitely something that can be done."

Why he didn't get any Division I offers: He went to a small high school and broke a finger his senior year.

Strengths of his game: "Running post routes and deep routes."

On playing in the Senior Bowl: "I was a little nervous going into it, but I was picked for a reason."

Comparing Division II talent to what he saw at the Senior Bowl: "It really wasn't that different to me."

On new teammate Jordy Nelson: "He's probably one I'd say I mirror my game after."

On new teammate Jared Abbrederis: They're "really good friends," were roommates at the Senior Bowl and have wound up on the same flights from time to time.

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