1 Sentence on Every Packers WR
Matthew 6:21 says, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
The Packers’ heart is for wide receivers.
Last season, Green Bay spent a league-high $31 million of their salary cap on wide receivers. Jordy Nelson ($9.76 million per year) and Randall Cobb ($10 million per year) are the second-highest paid pair of pass catchers, behind Demaryius Thomas ($14 million per year) and Emmanuel Sanders ($11 million per year).
Green Bay will likely continue to lead the league in spending at the wide receiver position in future years, as Davante Adams’ contract ends after 2017 and will be in line for a raise (he’s averaged $983,351 a year through his rookie deal).
Here’s a quick thought on each of the wide receivers on the Packers’ roster.
As a freshman at Fresno State, Adams’ teammates nicknamed him “Optimus Prime,” the nemesis of the Transformer Megatron, and Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson’s nickname.
Allison’s life changed for the better as a high school senior in 2011 after a local teacher tutored him and helped him avoid being academically ineligible for the third-straight season.
Last September was the first time the 6-7, 212 Clark had played organized football since his freshmen year of high school in 2011.
While attending Alcoa High School, Cobb won the Tennessee state championship all four years – and started at quarterback in his junior and senior seasons.
Crockett toiled in football obscurity – 32 catches in 47 career games – playing for Georgia Southern, an offense built around running the ball and then running some more.
It’s an important summer for Davis, who had his opportunities to shine as a rookie limited when head coach Mike McCarthy placed him in the doghouse after fumbling a punt against the Titans for the back-half of the season.
The darling of the draft class, Dupre thrived at LSU with 23 receptions for 255 yards when running routes from the slot.
He’s the only Packers player to have received a personal tweet of encouragement and well wishes from The Rock this offseason.
When he played at Duke, his coaches estimated he said a total of four words during his sophomore season and has a “quiet toughness” about him.
Nelson’s college coach, Kansas State’s legendary Bill Snyder, said in 2007 the wide receiver was “just a neat, neat guy.”
At Blackfoot High School in Idaho, Pearson started at wide receiver and safety for three consecutive state championship games.
Yancey originally committed to the University of Kentucky in 2012 (shortly after Randall Cobb finished his career there), but was told he “didn’t fit with their offensive system” after the Wildcats fired head coach Joker Phillips.