Ray Rivard: WR Geronimo Allison, Illinois
Previous picks: DT Vernon Butler, TE Austin Hooper, ILB Beniquez Brown, LB Joe Schobert, S K.J. Dillon, RB Josh Ferguson
Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers can’t get out of the 2016 NFL Draft without selecting at least one wide receiver.
While the second round has always been Thompson’s favorite for picking wide receivers, he strays from that practice by selecting Allison on the third day of this year’s draft.
With size and good speed to go along with that length, Allison would bring a natural talent in going over the top of defensive backs to catch the ball with what many see as big, soft hands.
Allison would add another dimension to the Packers receiving corps … and would certainly bring a renewed competition to the position in training came — pushing the likes of Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis.
Would this pick be a stretch for the Packers? Maybe, given the depth the team already has at the position, but we all know how a team can be affected by the loss of their best receiver. Adding Allison would certainly give the Packers options as they near the start of the 2016 season.
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