NFL Training Camps: Green Bay Packers Rookie Report

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 19: Defensive back Kevin King
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 19: Defensive back Kevin King /

The Green Bay Packers are hoping a few of their rookies can help them get over the hump and make a run at a Super Bowl appearance.

It was Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons passing attack that derailed the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl hopes last year. Jones’ size and speed allowed him to wrack up 9 catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns.

Green Bay responded by using their first two draft picks to upgrade the secondary. Kevin King is someone with both the size and speed to hang with someone like Julio Jones. Obviously, having the measurements isn’t enough to get the job done.

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King is going to need time to fully adjust to the NFL game, but he has a ton of upside. His addition at the very least gives them an option against Jones.

The other secondary addition was Josh Jones who is a athletic and versatile safety prospect. He’s someone who can cover a lot of ground on the back end but also come up in run support. Jones will need to beat out Morgan Burnett if he wants to earn significant playing time.

Montravius Adams was selected to beef up the defensive line. He’s jumps off the screen because of his size and quickness, but at this point is a very inconsistent performer. It has also been reported he suffered an injury that will set him back.

Look for Jamaal Williams to carve out an early role at running back. He will be counted on to spell Ty Montgomery and serve as the team’s power back. His size and toughness are the main traits he brings to the table.

I count Malichi Dupre as a major sleeper pick. His college career was slowed by inefficient play from the LSU quarterbacks. He has the size and speed to eventually develop into a big-play threat.