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9 Packers Players Poised for a Breakout Campaign in 2013
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Head coach Mike McCarthy and the coaching staff of the Green Bay Packers had an opportunity to see the 2013 rookie class, as well as second-years players at a mini-camp held this past weekend.

McCarthy had a number of observations about the start of camp via Packers.com.

"My expectations for every young man who dressed today is what I told them last night", McCarthy said. "I told them makeup of team is sixth-, seventh-round draft picks and free agents. I’ve changed the philosophy of our program. We’ve been known as a draft-and-develop football team but we’re a draft-and-undrafted football team."

McCarthy also talked about what he is looking for from the second-year players. "We had one practice today, but that whole group as second-year players who are able to participate in a second camp, you look for them to be a cut above. If they’re not, that’s not a positive sign."

Overall, McCarthy was pleased with how the camp compared to others in the past. "We're off to a good start with the camp", McCarthy said. "Had a number of guys have travel issues, but were able to complete all the physicals. We’re able to get into introduction to trainers and practice. Comparing today’s work to prior years, we’re a little bit ahead and that’s a tribute to this group of players. We feel we’re off to a good start."

This slideshow will talk about a number of rookies and second-year players who I expect to be real difference makers for the Packers in 2013.

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