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2014 NFL Draft: The Book on Jared Abbrederis

Jared Abbrederis

Well, here’s a familiar face. With their second fifth-round pick, the Green Bay Packers picked Wisconsin Badgers great Jared Abbrederis.

How many Abbrederis Packers jerseys are going to sell in Wisconsin tomorrow? A lot.

Yeah, Abbrederis is a wide receiver and the Packers sure as shit don’t need another one of those after picking Davante Adams in the second round yesterday. That being said, it’s a pretty damn big surprise that Abbrederis was sitting there at the final pick in the fifth round. Kind of had to take him if you’re looking at best available.

Abbrederis is not huge at 6-1, 195. He’s pretty fast (though not elite fast), having run a 4.5 40 at the combine. And if you watched any Wisconsin Badgers football last season, then you know this. He makes plays.

As pretty much the only weapon in Wisconsin’s passing attack, Abbrederis was consistently double teamed. And when the Bads had to throw, you knew it was going to Abbrederis. None of that mattered at all.

He’d still make the play. In 2013, Abbrederis had 78 catches for 1,081 and seven touchdowns. He also rushed for 119 yards.

We’re picturing Abbrederis as another Randall Cobb-type, which will make him a slot receiver. It will also mean he’ll probably rarely get on the field because you’re not going to take Cobb out.

Here’s what NFL.com has to say.

A former walk-on, Abbrederis went from afterthought to scholarship player to No. 1 receiver. While the blue-collar overachiever lacks exceptional athletic traits for the NFL, he’s a steady “X” receiver whose hands and smarts could enable him to work his way into a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver role.

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9 Comments

  1. GBslacker May 10, 2014

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1785868/jared-abbrederis

    “questionable durability with several concussions over his career and other minor injuries that caused him to miss playing time -tough and plays through pain, but banged up easily.”

    Concussions. Ugh.

  2. Remedy May 10, 2014

    5th round? Wow

    This fucker can make plays

  3. rebelgb May 10, 2014

    ” blue-collar overachiever lacks exceptional athletic traits”, sound familiar? Please see my post on prior selection. Enough said…

  4. FreakMo May 10, 2014

    Damn, I hope let Jared keep the #4. I’m sure Brent would rather not show up at Lambeau anytime soon anyway.

  5. the real russ letlow May 10, 2014

    lets give him his old college number. I’d buy me a jersey tomorrow, or Monday, if they did that!

  6. Iltarion May 10, 2014

    This is called we finally have a kick ass RETURN GUY.

    SWEET.

    Wow, TT drafted a Badger. Now that shit don’t happen.

    1. Abe Frohman May 12, 2014

      my thoughts as well.

  7. K.L. May 10, 2014

    Awesome pick. Flawless route-running with underrated speed and elusiveness. This guy was great even with Stave at quarterback. Just imagine how great he will be with Aaron Rodgers.

    1. Abe Frohman May 12, 2014

      I watched the highlights and noted how many passes he was forced to make adjustments to – just about all of them. Playing with Rodgers will be a completely different scenario. The passes will be where they’re supposed to be: on time and on target.