Aaron Rodgers continues to hype up the potential breakout receiver
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has repeatedly praised one of Green Bay’s new receivers, a lesser-known name from the 2022 NFL draft.
After the Green Bay Packers decided to trade their star wide receiver, Davante Adams, to the Las Vegas Raiders in mid-March, the offensive direction became quite clouded. By any measure, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was caught unawares by the deal and was left pretty much empty in terms of the weapons he would have to use in the pursuit of his third straight league MVP award.
Stepping into the draft, bolstering the receiving corps was an obvious necessity, and yet somehow, in typical Green Bay fashion, addressing pressing offensive needs became a secondary priority. They selected two defenders, Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt, with their two first-round picks and neglected receiver help until the second round.
However, it’s the player they took in the fourth round that Rodgers is excited about.
Packers rookie WR Romeo Doubs made a quick impression on Aaron Rodgers
The packers selected Christian Watson from North Dakota State with the 34th overall pick in the draft, but it’s No. 134 Romeo Doubs who seems to get the MVP’s love early on.
Doubs attended the University of Nevada, where he had 80 receptions for 1,109 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. He was the leading pass catcher for the Wolf Pack and quarterback Carson Strong’s favorite target. He had nearly 20 more receptions than anyone on the Nevada roster in 2021.
Another notable note about Doubs is the annual improvement he has shown throughout his college career. In each of his four seasons in Nevada, he improved statistically in receptions, yards and touchdowns. Also, his quarterback had a 130.6 QB rating last season when he targeted Doubs. Even more reason for Rodgers to have sweet eyes for him.
In early April, the Packers’ wide receiver depth was led by Juwann Winfree, Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb; with Malik Taylor and Amari Rodgers as backups. Now, with Watson and Doubs in the mix, along with veteran Sammy Watkins, Green Bay’s offense, led by their reigning MVP quarterback, seems in shape to take on any challenge the NFC North has in store Has.
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