When it comes to wide receivers, there aren’t many teams in the league who boast as strong a department of wide men as the Green Bay Packers. In three of the last eight Drafts, the Packers have added a receiver to their roster in the opening three rounds despite not necessarily needing one, and each time the franchise have come up trumps. As it stands, Green Bay’s record of selecting wide receivers in the second and third round who have gone on to establish themselves in the team has meant the Packers haven’t used a first-round pick to select a wideout since Javon Walker’s arrival in 2002.
by Phil Roeder
Third round selection Ty Montgomery certainly has a job on his hands to live up to the success of Green Bay’s wide receivers in recent times, but the rookie’s brief time on the field during the spring bodes very well heading into the new season. The 22-year-old shone during his time at Stanford and the youngster has all the tools to be a real success with the Packers, possibly even with a role to play next season. Despite failing with Craig Bragg in 2005, Cory Rodgers in 2006 and David Clowney in 2007, Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson has got it right with seven of the nine wide receivers he has signed going on to play in the regular season.
by Kyle Engman
When the new season gets under way, the Packers’ starting wide receivers are as good as any in the NHL, and Green Bay look like a very decent bet for any of those punters looking for a way to use any bet365 casino bonus winnings. With Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, head coach Mike McCarthy has two of the best in the league, with Davante Adams showing plenty of signs that he could be the next one to make an impression on the starting line-up. Having suffered defeat in the NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks, the Packers have arguably assembled a roster stronger than the one that enjoyed such a positive season last year.
The importance of Green Bay’s starting wide receivers has been seen over the past 12 months. This time last year, Nelson signed a new four-year contract worth $39.8 million, with $11.5 million of that guaranteed. The 30-year-old went on to record 105 receptions for 1,612 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, finishing with an average gain after catch of 4.97 yards, the second best figures of his career.
In March, Cobb was handed his own new four-year deal worth $40 million, with $13 million guaranteed, on the back of a season in which he racked up 106 receptions for 1,465 yards and 13 touchdowns, with an average gain after catch of 5.98 yards. While Davante Adams is still learning his trade, his first season in the Packers team has given the management real belief that he has what it takes to step up should either of the starting duo suffer injury next year, and the youngster is a very useful third choice receiver to have.