Packers: 3 pleasant surprises from first week of training camp

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Josh Myers

Expectations are always relatively high for a second-round pick, but it was no guarantee center Josh Myers would be able to make an immediate impact and be a starter from Day 1. And the Packers have plenty of options at center had Myers not been ready, including Pro Bowler Elgton Jenkins and Lucas Patrick.

But head coach Matt LaFleur said on Tuesday that Myers will likely be the Packers’ starting center this season, which came as no surprise after a good start to training camp.

In only a week, Myers has earned high praise from his MVP quarterback.

Following years of taking snaps from another former Ohio State center, Corey Linsley, Myers and Aaron Rodgers don’t have long to get on the same page to limit any mistakes in the regular season. So far, so good it seems. Linsley was impressive in his rookie season and Myers will be aiming to replicate that.

Given his talent and the fact he was a second-round pick, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that Myers has performed well so far. But it’s never easy for any rookie to step in and contribute right away, but Myers could be on his way to do just that.

And to earn such high praise from Rodgers already is a great start.