The Green Bay Packers have seen all they have needed to see from rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs.
Despite a couple of miscues, the former Nevada star has shown the potential to be quite successful as a rookie with the Packers. He’s going to have to be.
With Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling both in the AFC West, the receiving burden will be on the veterans in Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and Sammy Watkins, as well as the young guys in Doubs, fellow rookie Christian Watson, and second-year man Amari Rodgers.
Doubs has shown the most flash this preseason among those younger options.
In his first two preseason games, No. 87 has showcased all of his talent and tools that could make him a great contributor for Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers.
Doubs has reminded Packers fans of Davante Adams with his get-off at the line of scrimmage. He plays faster than his 4.4 speed indicates. He showed that on his 33-yard touchdown catch against the San Francisco 49ers in his first preseason game.
He also knows how to play bigger than the defender. His long arms and 6-2 frame are huge assets to the fourth-round pick. That was proven true on his fade route score against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2 of the preseason.
Doubs has all the ability to be great in Green Bay.
No. 87 will remind Packers fans of an old No. 87. That’s right: Jordy Nelson.
Nelson was a big-time playmaker in Green Bay for a decade. He was Aaron Rodgers’ most reliable receiver and a huge down-the-field threat. Doubs could bring Packers fans back to the past this season if he can be productive.
Rodgers mentioned this week that he and Doubs have had lunch together on certain days in an effort to learn about each other and get to know each of their stories.
An important bond is growing more and more by the day in Green Bay, which might be bad news for the rest of the league.
This preseason, Doubs has caught six passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns. Doubs has the ability, the physical characteristics, and a great and growing relationship with his quarterback.
He has arrived and will look to become a great contributor to the Packers’ offense this season.