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Undrafted Rookie To Watch: Brandian Ross

Well the first televised play of 2011 didn't go as Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had intended. From ESPN Milwaukee:

On a night when there were very few opportunities, Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandian Ross made the most of his.

Before the team’s annual Family Night Scrimmage event at Lambeau Field was cut short due to severe weather, the undrafted rookie free agent got the night off to a surprising start as he stepped in front of wide receiver James Jones and took quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ first pass back for a touchdown.  

"Aaron gave James a head nod," Ross said afterward. "And I looked at him and said, ‘OK, rookie-veteran.’ I just sat on the route and jumped it." 

Good recognition by the undrafted rookie, who later broke up a deep pass intended for Jordy Nelson.

With all the players returning in the secondary, plus the fourth round pick used on CB Davon House, there is little room for Ross on the active roster. But, as I wrote about when he signed with the Packers, there should be room for him on the practice squad. Especially if he keeps this up.

He might have a little less competition if the injury to Brandon Underwood is serious. That one comes at a very bad time for him because he has to worry about his own roster spot, while dealing with the bad press from a recent arrest.