We’ve talked about the Green Bay Packers extraordinary depth at wide receiver. We’ve also talked about the fact that the situation may make it tough for 2014 draft picks Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis to make the roster, this year.
Abbrederis more so than Janis, it appears.
Rob Demovsky says that Janis is ahead of Abbrederis right now, which means the former Wisconsin Badger could end up being on the outside looking in.
The Packers sometimes keep just five receivers, and they could do the same again this year, especially if they want that third halfback. If that’s the case, then Abbrederis could be in trouble. Janis is way ahead of him at this point.
A lot can change between now and the regular season and it usually does, but at this point, Janis would be the Packers fifth receiver.
And that’s not totally surprising.
Although he had only two receptions in 2014, Janis should be ahead of Abbrederis, who missed the entire year with a torn ACL. Abbrederis simply hasn’t gotten the same number of practice reps.
He does have some ground to make up and he’ll also have to fend off the challenges from what appears to be a pretty talented undrafted rookie receiver class.
Perhaps the only good news for Abbrederis is he’s healthy again and has been a full participant in offseason activities.