Amari Rodgers Fits Exactly What the Green Bay Packers Need at Wide Receiver
Green Bay Packers finally did it. They drafted a wide receiver. For all the haters and losers of which there were many, the Packers selected a wide receiver. The first one since Marquez Valdes-Scantling a few years ago. Amari Rodgers was the pick out of Clemson. Green Bay traded up to get him in the third round. The likely assumption is that Rodgers was the last guy on Green Bay’s list of top receivers and made it a point to go out and grab him. They gave up a lot to get him but it was worth it. Everything you read about Rodgers is very positive.
Full Dabo Swinney quote on Amari Rodgers.
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Rodgers seemed delighted to be a Green Bay Packer. He told Brandon Marshall during the draft process going to the Green Bay Packers would be a ‘dream scenario.’ It’s not surprising that Rodgers felt blessed to be part of the Packers organization. Much of that could be due to his relationship to Randall Cobb. Tee Martin, former Tennessee quarterback legend, is Ameri’s father, and Martin coached at Kentucky during Cobb’s tenure. Cobb took Rodgers under his arm and started mentoring him. Many Packers fans and pundits are already drumming up the Rodgers-Cobb comparisons.
With his dad being a coach, all of the cliches are true. He’s a coach’s kid. He is a guy that can be on the field with Aaron Rodgers right away. Sometimes, it takes young wide receivers to break through with the veteran quarterback, but with his knowledge of the game, it is easy to see why Amari Rodgers will be able to play immediately in the Packers system. Obviously, we’ll have to await the drama between the two sides, but if that is fixed, the Rodgers to Rodgers connection could be real.
Another thing that is not displayed in the highlights is that Rodgers has the ability to run the football. He is fast enough to catch jet sweeps on the outside. Green Bay might have found their gadget Tyler Ervin replacement for next season.
Welcome to the squad, Amari.