Green Bay Packers Preseason 2014: 5 Players Who Stood Out in Week 2

Green Bay Packers Preseason 2014: 5 Players Who Stood Out in Week 2

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While they looked sluggish in last week's loss to the Titans, the Green Bay Packers looked much more composed and confident against the Rams. Here are five players who stood out during Saturday's 21-7 victory.

5. Randall Cobb

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5. Randall Cobb

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It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, but Randall Cobb looked great in the first quarter against the Rams. He made three solid catches including one for a touchdown on the first possession of the game. They didn't keep him on the field very long against the Rams, but while he was in the game he looked like the lightning fast target Aaron Rodgers enjoyed so much in 2012.

4. Josh Boyd

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4. Josh Boyd

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The Packers' 2013 fifth-round pick out of Mississippi State, Josh Boyd, looked very solid at defensive end against the Rams. He was able to make three tackles in his brief time on the field, with one behind the line of scrimmage and one to stop the Rams on third down. While he was unable to get much pressure on the quarterback, his play in run defense was notable.

3. Aaron Rodgers

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3. Aaron Rodgers

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The best quarterback in the NFL lived up to his title against the Rams. He completed 11 of 13 on Saturday and was able to complete all six of his first passes with one going to Randall Cobb for the touchdown. Add that to the great no-huddle offense that he led throughout the possession and it's a great example of how Rodgers likes to get the Packers momentum on the opening drive.

2. Andrew Quarless

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2. Andrew Quarless

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As the starting tight end race continues to heat up, Andrew Quarless showed fans why he should not be counted out. Considered by many to be a solid backup at best, Quarless' four receptions for 58 yards in the first quarter shows that the young tight end is a solid receiver who is hungry to start this year.

1. Jayrone Elliott

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1. Jayrone Elliott

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An undrafted rookie out of Toledo, Jayrone Elliott, who tore up the MAC last year, ripped into the Rams offense today piling up three sacks. Two of these came on consecutive plays, one of which was a forced fumble. Three sacks in one game is impressive, but particularly rare for an undrafted rookie. Elliott is one young linebacker who should be watched through the rest of the preseason.

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