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Amari Rodgers Could Help Lift The Green Bay Packers’ Offense To New Heights
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:07:55 AM(UTC)
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The Green Bay Packers traded up in the third round during Friday’s NFL Draft and selected Clemson slot wide receiver Amari Rodgers. The question is will he ever be paired with disgruntled quarterback Aaron Rodgers.To buy more Packers Youth Game with cheap price, you can visit packernfl.com official website.

Green Bay gave up its third round pick and one of its fourth rounders in a trade with Tennessee to move up and select Rodgers.The Packers have always had an affinity for bigger receivers and had an unwritten rule that they wouldn't draft a receiver under 5-foot-10. But the 5-9 ½”, 212-pound Rodgers was potentially too dynamic to pass up.

“He’s short but he’s not small,” Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said. “You know, he’s 212 pounds. When you see him, when you get up on him, he’s not a small man. He’s just not tall.

“So, I do think he’s a little different maybe than some of the other slot guys you see across the league because he’s just built a little bit more like a running back. So, he gave me great comfort because I think one of the things he does and I think you have to do in this league is you can’t run by everybody in this league, You’ve got to be able to take contact on and break tackles and he’s certainly one of the kind of guys that can do that.”Rodgers caught 77 passes for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns in 2020. Rodgers finished his Clemson career with 181 receptions for 2,144 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Rodgers ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds and recorded a 33-1/2” vertical jump. He also becomes the highest-drafted wide receiver by the Packers since they took Davante Adams in the second round in 2014.

“The Packers are getting a true professional,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “He is the ultimate pro. This kid has handled himself like a pro since I met him, and I mean in every aspect of his life. He is incredibly committed to excellence in every area: academics, his relationships, how he deals with media, how he responds to adversity, you name it. He is the same guy every day.“He has an incredible mind to him. He has an incredible mental toughness and grit, and then he is just highly skilled. He brings a ton of experience. He has played a ton of football. He has incredible special teams value. He can do a lot of things there. He played his first two years on the outside, he played his last two years in the slot.

“He is crafty. He is a technician at his position, and he is a guy that’s going to be ready day one since he can play multiple positions and is incredibly smart. Again, he is built like a running back, but he has the length of a 6-foot-3 wideout and plays long. He is a tough yards-after-the-catch guy and I think is one of those guys that, like I said, is a true pro and will be a leader from the moment he gets there.”
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