The Green Bay Packers Rookie Camp began yesterday and we are officially underway for the 2021 NFL Season!
The opportunity for rookies to meet each other, meet the coaches and practice in May is a warm welcome from 2020. Last season, the rookie class didn’t even see a practice field until training camp due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Head Coach Matt LaFleur was pumped up for the rookies to have the opportunity to suit up in Packers helmets and hit the field.
“It feels so good to be out there with these guys,” LaFleur said after the first of two rookie minicamp practices. “I’ll tell you the one thing that was extremely noticeable was just the energy level and the effort of these guys was outstanding.” – Matt LaFleur (Packers.com)
Naturally, many eyes on Friday were on the Packers Top Draft Picks from just a few weeks ago. The 2021 Packers 1st round pick, CB Eric Stokes, had positive reports and some interesting tid-bits from his first day of Rookie Camp.
The Packers 2nd round Pick, Center Josh Myers, could be the front-runner to replace Corey Linsley on the offensive line. Yesterday, Myers and the Packers reached an agreement on a contract.
The Packers traded up in the 3rd round of the 2021 NFL Draft and selected WR Amari Rodgers, from Clemson. Rodgers gives off the maturity of an NFL veteran more than a rookie. His Dad, Tee Martin, won the 1998 NCAAF championship as the starting QB of Tennessee and currently is the Baltimore Ravens WR Coach. Many expect Rodgers to be an immediate contributor for the Packers.
The Packers will wrap up their Rookie Minicamp today and resume football activities shortly thereafter, as voluntary OTA’s officially kick off May 24th.——————
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