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Ever since the Packers drafted wide receiver Davante Adams in the second round, Jarrett Boykin has become a forgotten member of the Packers. Some, myself included, have already written off Boykin as losing his No. 3 job to Adams.
However, Boykin isn't quite ready to give up his starting job just yet. Despite the Packers spending an early round pick on Adams, Boykin still figures to be a pretty large part of the offense.
In fact, Boykin's growth last year was probably a huge reason why the Packers felt comfortable letting James Jones walk in free agency. Boykin's entering this offseason with a "dog" mentality, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
When talking about this mentality, Boykin says:
Oh, man, did I have it? I carry it with me everywhere, Boykin said. I've never believed that I can be stopped. You can't ask a receiver, 'Do you think someone's going to stop you?' What are they going to say, 'Yes?' No, you've got to have that. Even if you have to trick your mind or whatever. That's my mentality is just be a dog out there.
Even if Boykin does start the season behind Adams on the depth chart, it wouldn't be surprising to see him work his way onto the field. He's got an incredible desire and work ethic to be the best player he can possibly be.
And as we saw last year at times, his best is pretty dang good.