Packer Receivers of History: Max McGee

Max McGeeA continuation of the Packer Receivers of History series. To read the articles you missed, go to the Packer Receivers of History category page.

From the moment Max McGee entered the NFL, he showed that he was something special.

Max was drafted in the fifth round of the 1954 draft. That late in the draft, coaches and GMs are looking for either projects that might pan out in the years to come or sleepers who are quietly hiding in the ranks.

McGee was the latter. Continue reading

What 2 Watch 4: NFL Combine

combine 2015Well all the NFL hopefuls who have been invited to the NFL Combine are about to start trying to prove that they are worthy to be taken in this year’s NFL Draft. The Combine has serious ramifications for each players’ future even thought it may not be the be-all, end-all of the scouting process.

Many of the drills are questionable as to translation onto the field of play but each of them does represent another measurable that becomes part of the greater, overall equation. The value of some of the lesser drills is found more in comparison with similar players than in translation to the field. Here are three drills that do translate and that I will be watching closely. Continue reading

Brandon Bostick Goes Out With Class

bostick 1As we all have heard by now Brandon Bostick was released by the Packers. He tweeted his thoughts yesterday:

“Thankful To Spend The First 3 Years Of My Career In GB. Unfortunately My Time There Has Ended. I Appreciate The Support From Everyone In GB!” Continue reading

Should the Packers Tag Cobb?

Randall Cobb No Huddle OffenseNFL teams can begin to franchise tag players today. One of the names being bandied about is Packers slot receiver Randall Cobb. Cobb had a VERY productive 2014 with over 12,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. As a complement to Jordy Nelson, Cobb has been a playmaker (see Packers v. Bears 2013) and is exactly the kind of character guy the Packers have spent money to keep since Ted Thompson came to Green Bay.  Continue reading