Packers undrafted rookie is turning heads at minicamp

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst / MARK HOFFMAN/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

Undrafted rookies have found success for the Green Bay Packers over the years, and that has continued in the Matt LaFleur era.

Allen Lazard, Yosh Nijman, and Robert Tonyan are examples of undrafted players who became key starters for the Packers under LaFleur.

Wide receiver Malik Heath hopes to follow in their footsteps.

Heath's name keeps coming up this offseason as he makes play after play on the practice field. The undrafted rookie has been turning heads this week at the Packers' mandatory minicamp.

Malik Heath turning heads at Packers minicamp

Malik Heath is making the most of his opportunities this offseason.

"Another day, another nice Malik Heath play," tweeted Andy Herman of the Pack-A-Day podcast during Wednesday's minicamp practice. Herman noted that Heath had made a catch in Rasul Douglas's coverage.

And Heath's impressive work hasn't gone unnoticed. According to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, he has been working with the starters.

Heath led Ole Miss in receiving last season, making 60 catches for 971 yards and five touchdowns. He had better numbers than Jonathan Mingo, who the Carolina Panthers drafted in the second round.

And he did it against strong opposition. Heath dominated against Alabama last season, making six catches for 123 yards.

It doesn't matter that Heath went undrafted. If he continues to make plays, his chances of making the roster will increase. Allen Lazard worked his way from undrafted to the Packers' No. 1 wide receiver.

Heath will battle for the WR6 spot this summer at training camp. It won't be easy to break into the top five of Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, Samori Toure, and Dontayvion Wicks.

Seventh-round pick Grant DuBose missed OTAs and minicamp due to injury. Heath has made the most of his opportunities. If he can continue to stack success at training camp, he will put himself in a great position to land a roster spot.

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