We knew another receiver was coming at some point and that point is the fifth round. The Green Bay Packers selected Purdue receiver DeAngelo Yancey, after swapping picks with the Denver Broncos.
In the process, the Packers added a seventh-round pick.
As for Yancey, he recorded 49 catches, 951 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. At 6’2″, 201, Yancey has good size and, as you can see by his nearly 20-yards-per-catch average, he can also stretch the field.
This might be a case of a player flying under the radar because his team was just so damn bad. Purdue has been 12-37 over the past four years.
Surely, Aaron Rodgers will be quick to find out what Yancey has.
Frankly, Yancey seems to be a little bit like Geronimo Allison if you ask me. The Packers probably picked him higher than they needed to, but that’s nothing new, is it?
NFL.com says: Four year letterman who has relied on quantity for his production totals. Yancey is a stiff-hipped vertical receiver only with good size but below average hands. A team could sniff around on him on Day 3, but he will struggle to uncover against NFL man coverage.