The Packers finished up their mini-camp with many positive performances at the cornerback, Wide Receiver positions, and Jordan Love showing he has what it takes to be the next man up. Here a few takeaways from the Green Bay Packers 2021 mini-camp.
Jordan Love | QB
As expected Jordan Love had ups and downs through the course of the three days at the team’s mini-camp. The first day started off a bit rocky, Love had accuracy issues all day, and couldn’t make it to mid-field during their two-minute drill. However, the second day she showed why he was selected in the first round of the 2020 Draft. He showcased his arm strength, and his accuracy was on point all day, and his two-minute drill was a night and day difference by showing he could move the ball well past mid-field. On the last day, Love’s performance was between the two days. It’s expected though, especially with what took place during the 2020 season with limited offseason practice, no reason, and limited reps as QB3. With Aaron Rodgers possibly sitting out in this upcoming season, Love will get the reps and experience he needs to prove he can be the Packers’ next franchise Quarterback.
Juwann Winfree | WR
One of the names mentioned in the mini-camp was Juwann Winfree, Winfree was drafted by Denver in 2019. He tallied 649 receiving yards, four touchdowns in 15 games. The Packers signed him in 2020 to the practice squad, and only had 14 snaps with zero targets. Like I have said in previous articles Adams, Lazard, Valdes-Scantling, and Rodgers are locks but there will definitely be at least one or two spots left to make the 55-man active roster. Winfree will have to continue to show his value on offense and will need to absolutely show he can play specials teams. Has we all know that is the best way to make the active roster, is through special teams.
Eric Stokes | CB
The Packers’ first-round pick Eric Stokes showcased he has what it takes to make an immediate on defense with his speed, quickness, and how he can play in coverage. Stokes is 6 foot, 194 lbs with 4.3 speed. During combo drills, Stokes crossed over a receiver and had to rely on his speed to recover so he could make a play on the ball. If Stokes and better his technique and not have to rely on his speed, he will not only improve his craft, he would increase his ceiling and have a greater chance to get on the field. Packers fans shouldn’t be surprised if they see him get a significant amount of snaps this season.