Anthony Levine Ahead of Jerron McMillian
If Monday’s practice is any indication, fourth-round pick Jerron McMillian is still a long way away from the Green Bay Packers starting lineup. With M.D. Jennings out, Anthony Levine took the reps with the Packers No. 1 nickel defense at safety.
In the package, Charles Woodson moves to the slot cornerback position and Jennings played safety alongside Morgan Burnett. McMillian was supposed to challenge for that spot, but apparently hasn’t caught the coaches’ eye.
That’s not terribly surprising. McMillian played his college ball at Maine, which isn’t exactly the highest level of competition. He’s likely to take a little time to adjust to the NFL — much like Levine.
Levine has been on the Packers practice squad the past two seasons and the coaches seemed to like his play against San Diego.
“I thought Anthony Levine played very well in the San Diego (preseason) game,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “I’d like to see him stack the success that he had of last week, but Anthony’s been with us for some time and showed a lot of range, a lot of athletic ability, and he’s doing a nice job.”
There’s still a lot of training camp left, so things could change. But at least for now, McMillian doesn’t look ready for prime time.
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