The Green Bay Packers picked receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the fifth round of this year’s draft. The South Florida product was the second of three receivers the team selected.
He is considered the rawest of the receivers the Packers picked. However, it appears Valdes-Scantling is looking to do something about that before training camp, in the form of training with Hall of Famer Randy Moss.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling is training with Randy Moss.. pic.twitter.com/6bktHwWmg1
Whatever you may think of Moss, he was a hell of a receiver. He’s also a surprisingly good analyst, but that’s beside the point.
Moss and Valdes-Scantling have a couple things in common. They are big and they are fast. Valdes-Scantling is 6-4 and ran a 4.37 40. Moss is also 6-4 and ran a blazing 4.25 40 when he was coming out of college.
You all know what Moss did in the league. Prolific deep threat. Maybe the best ever at catching a jump ball. How many times did that turd Daunte Culpepper just throw the ball in Moss’ general direction and Moss would just go get it?
Every time, as far as I recall. Culpepper wouldn’t have had a career if it weren’t for Moss.
And yes, Valdes-Scantling hasn’t done anything of the sort yet. He didn’t have nearly the sort of production Moss did in college. Valdes-Scantling’s best season in terms of receiving yardage was 879 as a senior. He does have a career average of 15.4 yards per reception, however. I don’t know who plays quarterback at South Florida, but it isn’t Chad Pennington.
So yeah, Marquez Valdes-Scantling may as well turn into the next Randy Moss.