In a span of a couple of hours, wide receiver Chastin West went from flying under the radar to hot commodity.
First there was the endorsement from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as detailed by Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com. Just ask James Jones how valuable that can be.
Then there was the first-year receiver’s elevation ahead of veteran Brett Swain on the team’s unofficial depth chart last evening.
Considering Swain’s experience on a Super Bowl-winning team and special team’s versatility, West’s rapid ascension might come as a shock to some.
Suddenly, talk has intensified whether the Packers will keep six wide receivers on the 53-man roster in order to keep West.
Our very own Aaron Nagler wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers trade West to get some sort of compensation instead of exposing him to waivers.
There’s a long ways to go in training camp, the Packers haven’t even played a single exhibition game yet, but keep tabs on West, a player the Packers signed as an undrafted rookie last season and thought enough of to keep him on their roster all year long.