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Packers Podcast: Knee-Jerk Reaction to New WR Jeff Janis

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Packers Podcast: Knee-Jerk Reaction to New WR Jeff Janis

Seventh-Round Reaction

After the Packers grabbed their third wide receiver of the NFL Draft in Saginaw Valley State's Jeff Janis, we check in with Andrew Garda from Radio City Music Hall one final time. We also call Scott McKenna to take a last look at the NFL Draft and ahead to undrafted free agency.


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Photo: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis by Brian Carriveau.

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Brutus10's picture

A 6'3" 220# gym rat who ran a 4.37 40 at the combine.

"Strong competitor with an intrepid, fearless approach to the game. Very tough and holds onto the ball after jarring hits."

If this dude does anything in pre-season he'll be difficult to hide on the PS for the entire season. -- BTW - nice podcasts all three days. Good work.

4thand1's picture

Looks like the Pack will be picking late in the draft again next year. Ho Hum, this winning sucks Why can't they have a real shitty season and get 6 or 7 studs and win the SB's 5 years in a row? C'mon Ted lets go 2-14 and then kick some ass.

Brutus10's picture

Troll post. Quit wasting the band-width.

4thand1's picture

Up yours brutus, I'm as far from being a troll as there is. You don't get sarcasm do you?

MarkinMadison's picture

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster."

-Friedrich Nietzsche

MarkinMadison's picture

Sorry to go all Madison on everyone. Plain English Translation - the running battles with Stroh and Cow are getting really, really, really old. Pop Culture Translation - "You're not wrong (Stroh) you're just an asshole." And, "Don't have (or be) a cow, man."

Otto's picture

Said no one ever... except Cow.

HankScorpio's picture

So the Packers have Nelson, Boykin and Cobb as the established top 3. Given TT's track record with 2nd round WRs, I would say Adams will be working his way into the rotation.

Abbrederis brings return skills and excellent route running to the table. Janis seems like a guy too good to pass up. Keeping both would make 6 WRs. That is possible but above the historical number they keep.

With Finley likely out of the picture (IMO), we may see a return of the 5 WR package mixed in occasionally in years past.

RCPackerFan's picture

A lot of people are down on Abbrederis. I am not one. I was very high on him. He torched Roby who was a 1st round pick. He continuously produced against top competition and that was without a good QB, and without any other receiving threats.
I think he brings value as the 4th-5th WR and will be the PR.
I agree that Janis was too good to pass up. The only knock on him that I have seen is his level of competition. Well that's why they drafted him in the 7th round.

Another option is 4 WR and 1 RB.

Franklin would look really nice in that package. As would Lacy, Harris or maybe a dark horse player like LaDarius Perkins.
I'm not going to say he is going to win a roster spot or anything, but he is an intriguing player. He has really good speed, good shiftiness and seems to have good hands catching the ball.
Honestly another intriguing guy is Rajion Neal.

The Packers are just stacked at RB this year.

Roger Over's picture

Wow, just read a web page where various NFC/ AFC scouts rated and evaluated all the picks prior to the draft.

What I found most interesting is I've been of the impression the injury situation with the packers is unique due to Ted drafting physically suspect players who were injury prone. Guys other teams passed on for a reason.
Here's what the scouts had to say about the guys Ted picked:
Abideris: had 4 concussions, was often injured, is slowish, lacks body strength. Could be a fill in 4th or 5th receiver at best. Not a return specialist due to his concussion and past injury issues.

Janis- not one scout had anything good to say about him other than he is not NFL material. His numbers were impressive because he was thrown to a million times.

Rogers - A very late 5th or sixth round pick at best and just not a very good TE period. Nothing stands out on this guy. Can block some.

Linsley - can only play one position. Lacks good foot speed. Smallish for a center but handles ball well. Needs work.

Bradford - short arms. Not a pass rusher. More an inside/outside linebacker body. WIll fill a special need.

Dix - a clear 20th or later pick. A solid player, not a game changing player. At 4.6 speed, not a closer and will have problems in coverage. A good player but not great. Injury issues at Bama. His soph replacement came in and did a better job.

Adams - caught a ton of short passes against mighty teams like Hawaii. Lacks speed and quickness. Did not play against many top rated schools and played in a spread offense that passed a lot making his numbers inflated.

Thus, Ted again drafted a lot of injury prone guys who lack speed, played at lesser schools, were not highly rated by the scouts and either lack size, arm length, speed, or a combination of the above.

4thand1's picture

Just read a web page. HMMMMMM, maybe the Packers should start reading web pages before they draft. Do you know how dumb that sounds? Quit wasting your time and everyone else's, anyone who reads your post will instantly become dumber for it.

HankScorpio's picture

So some scouts don't think every prospect the Packers drafted is perfect. Did you expect any different?

I can find scouts that don't like JaDeveon Clowney.

JimTaylor31's picture

Yeah. Every player has an upside and a downside. If you just focus on the downside they all look like crap. I remember the "unnamed scouts" saying that Rogers had a crappy delivery and because he was the product of the Tedford school he wouldn't amount to crap in the NFL. You really have to see both sides and determine what a player can bring to the table with the skill sets he has. Not just get hung up on what they can't do well. Bottom line is can they play football?

J0hn Denver's Gavel's picture

Cow's boyfriend?

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