Packers Morning Buzz: Elgton Jenkins labeled 'under-the-radar rookie to watch'
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
We'll start with ESPN's NFL Nation reporters putting together a top-10 ranking of NFL rookies after four weeks. It's no surprise that Packers safety Darnell Savage checks in at No. 5, with this from the synopsis by Rob Demovsky:
At the combine, Green Bay defensive coordinator Mike Pettine met with Savage and quickly realized just how high his football IQ is. "Some guys can hardly explain their own job," Pettine said. "Other players -- such as Darnell -- can tell you the details of his job, plus everybody else around him."
More notable was the choice of Packers second-round pick Elgton Jenkins as the "under-the-radar rookie to watch," selected by ESPN Stats and Information numbers cruncher Seth Walder:
Elgton Jenkins, OG, Green Bay Packers
Drafted: No. 44 overall
The second-round pick out of Mississippi State rotated in at left guard in Week 2, but the job became Jenkins' when starter Lane Taylor went down in practice a few days later with what is likely a season-ending biceps injury. Jenkins actually leads the league among qualifying guards with a pass block win rate of 98%, meaning he is sustaining his block for at least 2.5 second almost every time. In watching the tape, he has been very solid in pass protection, even looking to help teammates with double-teams when no defender has rushed at him. -- Seth Walder
You can read the entire story here:
Here's another nugget from ESPN's Walder:
The Packers have a bevy of confident receivers ready to step in for Davante Adams:
Adams was able to do rehab work at practice, and tackle Bryan Bulaga participated:
Former Packers receiver Randall Cobb says he's treating Sunday just like any other game. A look at Cobb's state of mind and how the Cowboys are using him:
Naturally, Cobb was asked by Dallas media about the infamous Dez Bryant non-catch in 2014:
Former Packers safety Josh Jones signs on to Cowboys' practice squad:
Pete Dougherty answered fans' questions for nearly two hours; check out the transcript:
Demovsky writes that Packers GM Brian Gutekunst has made multiple mistakes with tight end Jimmy Graham:
The Lions (who will visit Lambeau Field for a Monday night game Oct. 14) have been thriving on takeaways:
The Vikings have managed to neutralized their pair of star receivers:
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins even went so far as to publicly apologize to Thielen ...
... And Stefon Diggs missed practice for non-injury reasons:
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