Green Bay Packers Wide Receivers: Who Are the New Guys in 2010?
When it comes to the Packers' receiving corp, some things are already spelled out.
Greg Jennings is the star wideout that can lead the Packers for many years to come.
Donald Driver is the aging veteran whose passion and determination sets the tone for the younger receivers.
But beyond James Jones, Jordy Nelson and Brett Swain, who are those young receivers?
Let's take a look at the Packers' rookie wideouts.
Shawn Gore, Bishop's, Undrafted FA
After being one of the best Canadian college receivers in 2009, Gore was actually drafted into the Canadian Football League. But he was nowhere to be seen on the CFL's draft day, because he was in Green Bay trying out for the Packers.
If the Packers were interested enough in Gore to find him out of Canada, the team will likely try to get him involved in whatever way he can suit the team.
Given his size and decent speed (4.5 40-yard dash) he could be a threat over the middle who can endure hard hits intended to knock the ball loose.
Jeff Moturi, Texas-El Paso, Undrafted FA
While going under the radar before the draft, Morturi had an impressive pro day that attracted Packer scouts. He ran a 4.38 40-yard dash, had a 30.5" vertical jump and a 9'10" broad jump.
Given his speed, Moturi could be best suited in the slot receiver position where he will be able to produce yardage after the catch—something Packer receivers have done very well the past few seasons.
His speed could also be used as a return man, which is a good way for any undrafted player to make a squad.
Chastin West, Fresno State, Undrafted FA
Weighing in at 212 pounds, West has a good thick build and good height. However, according to an nfl.com draft profile, he lacks the initial burst of speed that creates separation both at the line of scrimmage and also in and out of breaks.
He does do a good job of finding holes in zone coverage and has the ability to grab off-thrown passes, which will be beneficial in the passing game.
Since the Packers already have a good receiving corp in Jennings, Driver, Jones, Nelson and Swain, it will be interesting to see what these rookies can do for the team.
When it comes down the sixth and seventh receivers on the depth chart, those guys must have something good enough to keep them on the squad and something that will separate them from the many other undrafted rookies who could fill the spot.
The question is what that something will be.
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