One of the biggest reasons I enjoy going to training camp for the Green Bay Packers is to watch the undrafted rookies. The 2014 training camp will be no different when it opens up in a little over two weeks from now.
Last summer before camp opened, I correctly predicted that the Packers would keep three players on the regular-season roster in 2013. They were guard Lane Taylor, outside linebacker Andy Mulumba and wide receiver Myles White.
The year before that, I had my eye on offensive lineman Don Barclay. I had been studying him for a while, even before the 2012 NFL draft. I actually had the Packers taking Barclay in one of my mock drafts.
I also liked safety Sean Richardson as well, as I wrote a story about some of the 2012 undrafted rookies who intrigued me, which included Barclay and Richardson.
That's why I'm anxious to see some of the undrafted rookies from the class of 2014 on the practice field. You really can't determine how good a player can be until the helmets and pads are on, and the real hitting starts.
In this slideshow, I'm listing a number of undrafted rookies who I believe have a chance to make the team, or at least the practice squad. I'm not mentioning some obvious choices like tight end Colt Lyerla or linebacker Adrian Hubbard, both of whom I believe will make the final roster of the Packers.
Instead I'm focusing on some other players who have the talent to make the team. But all the talent in the world won't help you if you don't perform well at training camp and in preseason games.