Analysis: A great value at the end of the 5th round, Ted Thompson drafts his first Badger with the selection of wide receiver Jared Abbredaris. The 6’1”, 195 pound Abbredraris was considered to be one of the best route runners in the draft. He won’t blow anyone away with his speed, and he has below average strength, putting up the lowest bench press total at the combine, but he always seems to find a way to get open. He also has experience as a punt and kick returner
How does he fit with the Packers? A local legend who helps the Packers on many fronts. He could immediately step in as the Packers’ 5th receiver and will also help out as a returner. Abbrederis represents an incredible value this late in the draft, and certainly seems like a Packer person.
NFL comparison: Comparison Nate Burleson – The pre-draft scouting reports on Burleson and Abbrederis are remarkably similar. Good size and hands, decent speed and runs precise routes. And like Burelson, Abbrederis should be able to contribute early on kick and punt returns.
PackersTalk.com writers Ross Uglem and Ian Hanley contributed to this article——————