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Geronimo Allison Could Be the Answer on the Outside

Yes, this is probably a long shot, but it’s not totally out of the question. Undrafted rookie receiver Geronimo Allison is actually the answer to the question, who will man the outside receiver position for the Green Bay Packers?

We know Jordy Nelson will be on one side. The other side appeared to be a battle between Jeff Janis, Davante Adams and Jared Abbrederis.

Janis is now out of that picture because of injury. Even before injury, he wasn’t making an impression. The refrain from the Packers was Janis was still a work in progress. Meanwhile, Adams has picked up where he left off last season. Maddeningly inconsistent would probably be the best way to describe Adams to this point.

Abbrederis has had the best camp of the three, but conventional wisdom says he’s too small to play outside.

We now have to consider that perhaps Allison has at least entered the fray. While we highly doubt the Packers will start an undrafted rookie, Allison appears to have a legitimate shot at a roster spot. That would likely put Adams or Janis on the outside looking in.

Allison is unlike any other receiver on the Packers roster. For one, he’s actually been getting rave reviews for his training camp performance. Allison is 6-3, the same height as Nelson and Janis, the tallest receivers on the team. He provides a big target, but more importantly, he’s shown something Adams hasn’t been able to do — he can use his body to outmaneuver defenders. He catches contested passes.

Play like that earns you trust.

The most important factor in Allison’s favor is he has quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ attention.

“He’s making a lot of great plays,” Rodgers said. “He’s doing a really good job for us. He offers something a little bit different with his size, and his ability to catch the ball and use his body to shield defenders and make contested catches.”

At the end of the day, Rodgers’ opinion of you is what gets you on the field (or not) when you’re a Green Bay Packers receiver.

We’re sure Allison has a ways to go, but he’s making the most intriguing position even more so with what he’s brought to the table thus far.

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. ferris August 17, 2016

    At some point you need to play your best players. Adams is not one of their best players, fans cannot be the only ones who see it. Unless Adams goes in and erases game video the coaches have to see it. Adams has no speed can’t get open and can’t catch. At least Featherstone could get open. I’m sure it’s wishful thinking that Adams gets cut..but they finally cut Brad Jones and Ahmad Carroll.

    1. Pennis the Meanace August 17, 2016

      Brad Jones sucks shit

  2. Deepsky August 18, 2016

    Allison is slow. Really slow.

    Yeah, I know Jerry Rice was slow too. That’s what all the slow receivers say.