Oct 2, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) celebrates with wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) and tight end Richard Rodgers (89) after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
BD: Atlanta Falcons fans are familiar with the ‘best receiving corps in the NFL’ discussion, but the Packers’ receiving options are truly some of the best in the league. For a group that’s seen threats such as Donald Driver, Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley in recent years, where do you rank the current receiving corps. Furthermore, how has the addition of Davante Adams helped the group, and do you feel that Jordy Nelson is overlooked in #1 WR conversations?
JM: I’m glad you asked that question. Not to take a single thing away from our current receiving core, but Aaron Rodgers likely makes each member a substantially better player. Randall Cobb is one of the best possession wide receivers currently in the NFL. He will catch the ball anywhere on the field, and can turn it into a big play at any second.
Jordy Nelson may be one of the most underrated players outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin in the entire NFL. At 6 foot 3 and nearly 220 lbs., he can run with the fastest receivers in the league. It doesn’t seem like he has had a bad game since Super Bowl XLV. The chemistry between himself and Rodgers has become a special thing to watch.
Ted Thompson has an eye for offensive talent like no other. I was ready to cut Davante Adams after the preseason. Boy, was I ever wrong. It appears Thompson has struck gold yet again. Adams will definitely benefit from being the third-wheel in this group. Green Bay knew on Sunday New England would try everything possible to contain Nelson and Cobb. Adams picked a great time to have a breakout game.