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Herbs & Waters Creates Logjam at Receiver

We already knew going in that there was going to be a crowd at receiver.

The Packers assured themselves of this when they drafted Trevor Davis in the fifth round even though they already had six seemingly solid receivers coming back.

If you’ve somehow managed to dismiss it from your mind, the Packers weren’t very good at receiver last season. After Jordy Nelson went down, defenses doubled Randall Cobb, and the Packers had no answer.

The Packers apparently are endeavoring to avoid that scenario from happening again. In typical Packer fashion, quantity eventuates quality, hopefully.

We already suspected the Packers might keep seven receivers for once. Consider that move similar to what followed 2013. In that year, Aaron Rodgers was injured for seven games. The Packers only won the division and kept their playoff streak intact because everyone else sucked.

After discovering they had no quality back up at quarterback, the Packers responded in 2014 by keeping three quarterbacks for once. Same idea, different position.

Admittedly, three is not seven, but we believe the fact that John Kuhn and Scott Tolzien are no longer on the roster makes it easier for the Packers to keep an extra receiver around. Plus, with Jared Cook and Richard Rodgers at tight end, the Packers may not feel the need to keep more than three at that position.

So, that all being considered, the door appears open for the Packers to keep Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery, Jared Abrederris, Jeff Janis AND Trevor Davis.

That was the thought… And then Herb Waters entered the picture.

Rather than any of those guys it was the undrafted free agent out of Miami that was the talk of the final minicamp. At 6’2, 200, Waters has the kind of body type that the Packers have been looking for on the outside.

If Waters can have the same kind of training camp and preseason that he’s had so far, then the Packers indeed will have a difficult decision to make at the receiver position.

Here is a highlight reel for Waters.

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Shawn

Shawn Neuser attended UWGB and lives and works in Green Bay. He enjoys long walks on the beach and being intimate with game film.

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9 Comments

  1. holmer June 19, 2016

    He looks pretty good here. My question why wasn’t he drafted? Does he run poor routes? Have the dropsies? Character issues? Athletically he looks like a stud but the fact that he wasn’t drafted sends up a red flag or two.

    1. U fan August 28, 2016

      Look at Allen Hurns for the jags. Undrafted, had a 1000 yard season & now challenging Allen Robinson for the #1 WR spot

  2. Vijay-jay June 19, 2016

    He’s a nice project to try to stash away on the practice squad but in college he played second fiddle to teammate (and early round draft selection) Artie Burns. Waters looks big, strong and fast for his size but didn’t put up huge numbers and probably needs a lot of work to adjust to the pro level.

    1. Franchise June 30, 2016

      Burns played CB his entire career at UM so Waters didn’t play second fiddle to Artie at all……Herb simply wasn’t utilized nearly as much as he should have but this is #Standard for an Al Golden coached team….a pi$$ poor utilization & development of talent.

  3. jtmax June 20, 2016

    He had injuries. He’s a 4.3 speed guy so if he can stay healthy, he has a shot. He can be the next Sam Shields. Fast athletic guy from big college program but undrafted from some misfortune. If Adams continues to be the slowest guy with worst hands with no special teams ability then I don’t see how he can stay on roster other than being picked in second round.

  4. Big B June 20, 2016

    Clips look promising.
    Soundtrack is shit.

  5. Rev June 20, 2016

    I’ll never forgive the Packers if they let him go and he becomes a star somewhere else

  6. Howard June 21, 2016

    Remember this is a highlight reel. So it is the highlights of the guys last 2 or 3 years. 20 or 30 min. reel might be better. I always like how much a guy shrinks from the last time they were measured in college and the first time they are measured by the pros. Guess that is why they call it higher education. The guy is just a little under 6′, not 6′-2″. The guy shows some smarts by going to pack. Team will give him a chance. If not on 53 at least practice squad. Sure Shields and Gunther talk to their guys from the U.

  7. Franchise June 30, 2016

    Your picture for this article is of Artie Burns, by the way……