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Green Bay Packers: 7 WRs Competing For Spots

Green Bay Packers: WRs Competing For Roster Spots

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Given that they have one of the most gifted quarterbacks in the league in Aaron Rodgers, the wide receiver position is of the utmost importance for the Green Bay Packers. With Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Jarrett Boykin almost definitely secure with the first three jobs, there are seven more players competing for the remaining two or three. Three were drafted in 2014 and the rest are holdovers from 2013.

7. Jeff Janis

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7. Jeff Janis

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Taken in the seventh round out of Division II's Saginaw Valley State, Janis is an interesting option for the Packers. At the combine he ran a 4.42 40-yard, and bench pressed 20 times, which is a good showing for a wide receiver. At almost 6-foot-3, he has great height. He is currently sick and not participating in training camp. His other major drawback is that he was in Division II for college, which some consider the reason for his success.

6. Alex Gillett

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6. Alex Gillett

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Gillett was signed by the Packers in 2013 as an undrafted player and spent the season on the practice squad. It is very unlikely that he will make the roster this season. He played quarterback for much of his college career but was transferred to receiver in his final year. His size is roughly average for a wide receiver, but his speed is very low for an NFL caliber wide receiver.

5. Kevin Dorsey

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5. Kevin Dorsey

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Another wide receiver drafted in 2013, Dorsey was taken in the seventh round out of Maryland. He is roughly 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, and is fast, running roughly a 4.47. He was not used by the Packers last season, but was kept on the practice squad as a developmental project. It will take a very noticeable showing for Dorsey to make this year's roster.

4. Myles White

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4. Myles White

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Myles White was picked up by the Packers undrafted in 2013. He saw some field time after Randall Cobb's injury, making nine catches for 66 yards last year, but he too was injured in December. White has great speed and capable hands, but is significantly undersized. He has a good chance at the fifth or sixth job if Coach McCarthy chooses to stay with six wide receivers.

3. Chris Harper

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3. Chris Harper

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One of three players who were picked up in 2013, Harper is a large wide receiver at roughly 230 pounds. He was used on special teams last year. His size does not take away from his speed or jumping ability, both of which are good. Unfortunately his drawbacks lie in his ability to shake defensive backs. Possibly his greatest attribute is his physical strength, which helped make him a solid blocking receiver in college.

2. Jared Abbrederis

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2. Jared Abbrederis

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The Packers' fifth round pick this year from Wisconsin is one of the most technically sound receivers in the 2014 draft class. He is a bit on the small size, but his work ethic, intelligence and natural athletics make up for his stature. Abbrederis is another draft pick who could challenge Jarrett Boykin for that third spot.

1. Davante Adams

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1. Davante Adams

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Taken in the second round of the 2014 draft, Davante Adams is a great option for a receiver and may even threaten Jarrett Boykin for the No. 1 job. In his last year with Fresno State, he led the entire league in receiving touchdowns and receptions. His size and speed are both good, but his true strength lies in his ability to leap for the ball. His athleticism has been criticized, but he has great potential for the Packers.

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