This week ESPN Milwaukee’s Jason Wilde conducted an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. During the latter portion, Wilde asked Rodgers if there have been any young guys that had caught his eye. Rodgers’ response was a bit surprising. It might be expected that he would answer with names like Eddie Lacy or Datone Jones, maybe even Johnathan Franklin. But instead he talked about some of the young undrafted free agent wide receivers, Myles White and Tyrone Walker. Rodgers told Wilde, “I think two guys who have benefitted maybe the most from this spring are [undrafted rookie wide receivers] Myles White and Tyrone Walker. I think both those guys have made a lot of plays for us. And with our two seventh-round picks at wide receiver [Kevin Dorsey and Charles Johnson] missing most of the OTAs, those guys have stepped up and done some great things.” If there is anyone outside the coaching staff who would have their finger on the pulse of the wide receiver group you would think it would be Rodgers. He compared Walker to Antonio Chatman, a guy who played for the Packers from 2003-05 and caught 49 passes and four touchdowns his last season in Green Bay. Like Chatman, Walker is said to be a good route runner, solid in and out his breaks. As for White, Rodgers talked about the young wide receiver’s desire to be great. White a 6-1, 185-pound pass-catcher from Louisiana Tech, is fast. He ran a 4.42 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day and claims his fastest is a 4.30. Like Jordy Nelson, White could stretch the defense.
Undrafted Free Agent Wide Receivers Impress Rodgers
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