Former Green Bay Packers safety Darren Sharper (yeah, you remember him) got it right yesterday when he came out on the NFL Network saying, when the question was asked, that the Packers have the best wide receiving corps in the entire NFL.
Though the Packers lost Greg Jennings to free agency and franchise leading receiver Donald Driver to retirement in February, it hasn’t diminished the fact that the team still has Jordy Nelson, James Jones and Randall Cobb in place – three dynamic ball catchers who have proven themselves in the past to be a triumvirate of terror for NFL defensive backs.
Add to the mix Jarrett Boykin and Jeremy Ross – two young guys the Packers seem to really like – as well as the two seventh round selections Ted Thompson brought in with this year’s draft, Charles Johnson and Kevin Dorsey, and you’ve got a recipe for a deep and talented corps at Aaron Rodgers‘ disposal. Also added to the mix is a young kid by the name of Sederrik Cunningham who helps round out a group of receivers who will only make the Packers passing attack that much more competitive.
The key is keeping Nelson healthy, making sure Jones continues to find the end zone and moving Cobb around the field (and getting him off special teams and into a full-time receiving role).
And when we add Jermichael Finley into the mix, all we can say at this point is wow. I feel that Sharper is right. This could be the most dynamic group to run routes in Green Bay in some time.
All this will also be enhanced with a better running game which should open up the passing game for the Packers.
More will be coming about how the receiving game will be that much better in 2013.