The Green Bay Packers have a stacked group of pass catchers, but a few spots need to be filled and Michael Clark has a chance to stand above the rest.
Aaron Rodgers should be more-than happy with who the Green Bay Packers have surrounded him with on offense. Ty Montgomery could become an elite receiving threat out of the backfield, while the receivers and tight ends are stacked.
Martellus Bennett gives him a top-tier tight end to go along with an athlete in Richard Rodgers and a safety valve in Lance Kendricks. At receiver, Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, and Randall Cobb make a very formidable trio. After that though, there’s going to be a pretty open battle for the final few spots.
Aaron Peck and Beau Sandland both have arguments as a fourth tight end. Meanwhile, Geronimo Allison and Jeff Janis have already carved out roles that could keep them on the roster. Finally, DeAngelo Yancey was taken in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft, and is expected to be a welcome addition to the roster.
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With all of these potential pieces in place, someone will really have to stand above the rest to find a spot on the Green Bay roster. At 6-6, Michael Clark could do just that.
Nelson is the Packers tallest receiver at 6-6 (Bennett is the tallest tight end at 6-6). While 6-6 isn’t short, no quarterback ever complains about his receivers being too tall. Clark is intriguing for more than just his height, though.
The 21-year old played one year of college football. In 2016, he caught 37 passes for 632 yards and five touchdowns for the Marshall Thundering Herd. He showed great athleticism during his one year. Solid speed and great hops at 6-6 makes you extremely valuable.
What I personally like the most is the inexperience though. Last season was the first year since his freshman year of high school that he played organized football. That means he’s raw. Clark still has a lot to learn. With such a solid group of receivers, and an all-time quarterback behind him, Clark could be molded into an extremely dangerous weapon.
If the Packers decide a project is the right way to go, there’s no other way to go but Clark.