Packers Morning Buzz: Aaron Rodgers deal coming soon?
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers as they get ready to bring in their draft class for their annual rookie camp.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s latest column looking at the suddenly gargantuan wide receiver corps.
Not to say that general manager Brian Gutekunst and McCarthy won’t abide shorter receivers. Their best one, Davante Adams, is of average height for his position at 6-0⅞, and their starting slot man, Randall Cobb, is only 5-10⅛. But acquiring so many receivers who possess this distinguishing trait doesn’t happen by accident.
Of course, there’s a lot more to being a good NFL receiver than being tall, fast or even both.
The odds still have to favor Allison becoming the Packers’ No. 3 receiver this season, even though he’s the slowest of the bunch (4.67 40), because he has already established a decent chemistry with Rodgers. Clark has a leg up on the rookies, too, after being promoted from the practice squad to the regular roster for the final five games last season and getting 75 snaps with the offense.
Trevor Davis, on the other hand, is in for the fight of his football life to make the team as a third-year pro. Maybe his ability as a returner will save him, but his battle is uphill.
Regardless, when you draft three guys at one position on the final day, you’re realistically looking for one to pan out. Two, and the Packers will have a big win and a giant receiving corps.
Aaron Rodgers has to be intrigued by that.
A look at what the Packers are getting in Jaire Alexander:
Josh Jackson could go through some growing pains:
I chatted with readers late Wednesday afternoon:
Elsewhere, the Packers could have a new deal in place with Aaron Rodgers soon:
Charley Casserly thinks the Packers' secondary will be better:
Mel Kiper has an eye-opening pro comparison for Alexander:
Joe Callahan wasn’t out of work for long:
Andy Herman looks at UDFA quarterback Tim Boyle:
Oren Burks is getting that work in:
Mark Murphy keeps setting the stage for the kickoff to be taken away:
Rob Demovsky writes on Mike Pettine and the Packers' pass rush:
Chat Sports grades the Packers draft:
Is Bart Winkler a Packers apologist?
Cheesehead TV looks at the emphasis on special teams in this year’s draft:
Jon Meerdink is excited about one undrafted free agent in particular:
Josh Jackson at...safety?
Jackson spoke with Jim Rome:
Packers fans are ready for the season:
Lombardi Ave. is all in on the team’s new general manager:
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix wants you to trust the process: