Is it May yet?
Better yet, is it September yet?
Unfortunately, we have a while until the NFL Draft and an even longer wait until a new NFL season kicks off. Until then, we can continue to cross off those days on the calender and think about what is ahead. For now free-agency is what football fans are making it by on.
Free-agency is like going out to eat and only being able to order a salad and a glass of milk instead of a juicy burger and a beer. Figuratively, football fans will have to get by on salad and milk until the season begins. Green Bay Packers fans have been able to spice up their salad with a bit of pepper but that’s about as exciting as it will get until May. Enough about food, however, let’s talk free-agency.
Recently the Packers lost a dependent wide receiver, James Jones, to the Oakland Raiders. Of course that makes room for Jarrett Boykin to play a more important role but this is the draft to add a wide receiver. This year’s draft is very deep with talented wide receivers and it shouldn’t be tough for the Packers to pick one up after they address their defensive needs.
Martavis, who is 6-5, 200 pounds, is a guy who was born to catch the football in the NFL. His vertical speed with long strides allows him to accelerate quickly. He was able to run a 4.42 40-yard dash at this year’s combine. He can eat up yards quickly and easily put distance between him a defender. He is coming off his best year at Clemson where he caught the ball 42 times, gaining 828 yards and 7 touchdowns. These numbers are great considering he was on the same team as the No.1 receiver in the draft, Sammy Watkins. Once he bulks up he could be a wrecking ball after the catch.
If he’s still available after the Packers tend to their top priorities, I think he could be an exciting addition to the talent in the Packers receiving corps.