BREAKING: Green Bay Packers select Jeff Janis ,WR, Saginaw Valley State 236

Jeff Janis Green Bay Packers

Analysis: The Packers came into the draft with receiver depth being a need, but after dedicating 33% of their picks to receiver, they now seem to have an overabundance. The 6’3″, 219 pound Janice had an excellent combine, running a 4.42 40, and his 6.64 second 3 cone drill was 3rd best among receivers. Janis was very productive in college, having back to back seasons with over 1,500 receiving yards.

How does he fit with the Packers? Janis joins a now very crowded receiver group. The Packers have 4 receivers who should be locks to make the roster, and I like Jared Abbrederis’ chances making the team as well.   Janis is a talented player, but he will have to impress during the preseason to make the final 53.

NFL comparison – Jordy Nelson is the most obvious comparison. They are very similar in size, but Janis might actually be a little bit faster, but his hands are not as sure, and he doesn’t have the same ability after the catch.

PackersTalk.com writers Ross Uglem and Ian Hanley  contributed to this article

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8 thoughts on “BREAKING: Green Bay Packers select Jeff Janis ,WR, Saginaw Valley State 236

  1. I take it this means boykin and Nelson are toast after the season since TT won’t pay too much for these guys.

    1. I see of it more as insurance in case they can’t sign both Nelson and Cobb. Boykin will be a restricted free agent next season, so I don’t see him going anywhere.

  2. Nelson has sustained numerous injuries and would be a risky investment for the Pack. This is the cold facts of life in the NFL. Boykin is not that banged up and is a keeper for now.

  3. I take it this means boykin and Nelson are toast after the season since TT won’t pay too much for these guys.

    1. I see of it more as insurance in case they can’t sign both Nelson and Cobb. Boykin will be a restricted free agent next season, so I don’t see him going anywhere.

  4. Nelson has sustained numerous injuries and would be a risky investment for the Pack. This is the cold facts of life in the NFL. Boykin is not that banged up and is a keeper for now.

  5. Jeff Janis is a real steal for his size, speed and production. Together with Adams and Abbrederis (another steal), the Packers have the insurance receiving corps if and when Nelson and Boykin leave after next season.

  6. Jeff Janis is a real steal for his size, speed and production. Together with Adams and Abbrederis (another steal), the Packers have the insurance receiving corps if and when Nelson and Boykin leave after next season.

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