Aaron Rodgers: Rookie WR Romeo Doubs Makes a 'Wow' Play Every Day at Packers Camp

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVAugust 4, 2022

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is impressed with the performance from rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs during the early stages of training camp.

"Every single day ... there's been at least one kind of 'wow' play for him," Rodgers told reporters Wednesday. "And that's kind of rare for a young guy like that."

The Packers are looking for receivers to step up following the offseason departure of Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders in March, and the absence of second-round pick Christian Watson, who's sidelined with a knee injury.

Doubs, a fourth-round pick, has been a clear standout from the early practices, which also garnered praise from head coach Matt LaFleur.

"He's consistent, man," LaFleur said. "He's got a great routine and he just goes out there with the right mentality and he's done a really good job up to this point. But it's still early on. I mean, shoot, we haven't even played a preseason game yet. But I like what we see in practice."

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Doubs put together four productive seasons at the University of Nevada. He compiled 225 catches for 3,322 yards and 26 touchdowns in 43 games for the Wolf Pack, earning first-team All-Mountain West honors the past two years.

Yet, he didn't generate a ton of attention leading up to the draft, and even his arrival to the organization was overshadowed by Watson, who underwent surgery after OTAs and remains without a firm timetable for his return.

Now, the 22-year-old Los Angeles native is pushing for a starting spot opposite Allen Lazard.

"I have to set myself at a standard to make sure Aaron has enough trust in me regardless of me being a rookie," Doubs said.

So far, he's well on his way to reaching that goal and ensuring he makes an immediate impact for the Packers in 2022.

Green Bay opens the preseason Aug. 12 when it visits Levi's Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers.


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