There’s been plenty of talk this offseason about the Green Bay Packers‘ wide receiver situation.
With Davante Adams no longer in town, it means quarterback Aaron Rodgers has to find a new favorite target.
The Packers don’t have a true No. 1 wide receiver on the roster, which is why there’s been speculation this offseason that Green Bay could either trade for a top wide receiver or sign another wide receiver (though there aren’t many great free agent options available — especially after Julio Jones signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
It turns out that Green Bay’s answer to finding Rodgers a new favorite target might already be on their roster.
Rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs, the Packers’ fourth-round draft pick earlier this spring, is making quite an impression in training camp.
Doubs is looking like the real deal early in camp according to multiple reports.
Romeo Doubs just went up and GOT one over Kabion Ento on a jump ball deep down the left sideline. Rookie fourth-round WR from Nevada continues to show out.— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) July 27, 2022
Matt LaFleur said he has noticed Romeo Doubs getting to Lambeau Field early, taking care of things at his locker and in the training room. Said it’s a challenge for rookies to develop a routine at first and he’s happy to see Doubs is doing that, in addition to playing well.— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) July 29, 2022
It’s still very early in camp, but it certainly sounds like the Packers might have something in Doubs.
The former Nevada wide receiver was a stud in college, catching 80 passes for 1,109 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior last season.
Doubs fell to the fourth round mostly because he played at a non-power 5 program and he’s raw as a route runner. The potential for stardom is undoubtedly there. But while Doubs is off to a great start in camp, he’ll have to show that he can consistently play at a high level before he earns trust from Rodgers and Matt LaFleur.
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