Welcome back to the real world, Green Bay Packers fans. After a long holiday weekend, the Packers themselves will be getting back to work as well, hitting the practice field on Wednesday for the start of OTAs. We'll break down what we can from the practices this week, and keep in mind that Thursday's practice will be open to the public.
Before we get to that, however, we have another day to get through, and that means another batch of cheese curds. Today, we get some looks at rookie Packers, in particular a few of the team's new wide receivers. Sticking at that position, we find one columnist whose memory might be a little fuzzy, but who enjoyed watching the Packer pass-catchers from two decades ago, like most of us did.
NFL's top receiving corps: Redskins, Bears lead the way - NFL.com
A look at the top receiving groups starts with a fond look back at the Packers of the mid-90's...although Robert Brooks and Andre Rison never played together, as Bucky Brooks implies.
Packers were Khyri Thornton's favorite team growing up | Packers.com
It's probably not a shock that the former Southern Miss tackle was a Packers fan because of Brett Favre having played there.
Janis' numbers too good for Packers to pass up | Packersnews
Jeff Janis was the second-best athlete among the wide receiver class according to the Packers' grading criteria. It's not hard to see why they took a flier on him in round seven.
Long odds don't discourage undrafted rookies | Packersnews
Wes pulls quotes from rookies Jayrone Elliott and Rajion Neal, among others.
Fresno State WR coach breaks down Davante Adams' hands, speed, route running - JSOnline
There are some great quotes here from Adams' position coach, who thinks that Adams speed will translate better to the football field than that of some other wideouts.
2014 NFL Draft all over-drafted team: Jimmy Garoppolo, Kelvin Benjamin among potential busts - SBNation.com
Here's Matthew Fairburn's list of the biggest reaches at each position. Obviously, I take issue with Chris Borland (a third-round pick) being here, but I am pleased that there are no Packers picks on this list.
Quarterback battles looming for Geno Smith, Matt Cassel & others - SBNation.com
As always, let's be thankful that the Packers aren't one of these teams.