Packers’ Day 3 receiver draft picks gearing up to compete

“I’m really deep into Green Bay’s receivers and the history of them, so I’ve spent a lot of time watching all the players, from James Jones to Randall Cobb to Jordy Nelson, who was the No. 87 jersey, … Tae, the list just goes on,” said Doubs, who added he got a text from Cobb after he was drafted.

“So it’s just kind of surreal to come in here … it’s gonna be really exciting.”

Doubs is a two-time, first-team All-Mountain West selection who finished his career at Nevada fourth on the school’s all-time list for receiving yards.

He got off to a positive start in the two rookie minicamp practices, using his solid 6-2, 204-pound frame to get leverage on routes. He made an impressive, contested catch in a one-on-one drill, showing strong hands as well.

Toure isn’t as big (6-1, 191) and looks the more slippery of the two. As the last of the Packers’ 11 picks in the draft, he has a tougher road to a roster spot, but that won’t deter him.

If he has a leg up in the transition to the NFL, it’s having already gone through – and successfully navigated – a major step up in competition just last year.

After losing out on a 2020 FCS season due to COVID, Toure challenged himself to finish his college career in the Big Ten, and it paid off. He caught 46 passes for 898…

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