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Packers 2016 roster preview: Trevor Davis adds deep speed to the receiving corps

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The already have seven receivers returning from last season. Can Davis or anyone else earn a roster spot?

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As Acme Packing Company continues its look at the Green Bay Packers' 90-man roster, we move from examining the returning wide receivers to those that joined the team in the offseason.

For the fourth consecutive year, Packers general manager Ted Thompson added a wideout during the draft. He also brought in a handful of undrafted free agents that could compete for a spot on the 53 or practice squad.

Trevor Davis, No. 11

H/W: 6-foot-1, 188 pounds

School: California

2015 stats: 40 catches, 672 yards, two touchdowns

Though Jordy Nelson provided many different things to the Packers offense, the vertical dimension he brought to the table proved impossible for the team to replicate without him last year. To ensure that the unit doesn't rely on one player for that skill again during the upcoming season, the front office selected California's Trevor Davis in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Cal used Davis primarily as a deep threat during his two seasons in Berkeley. He averaged nearly 17 yards per reception with the team, hauling in seven touchdowns along the way. But Davis can also produce off of screens and quick slants, giving the Packers more options if he ends up on the final roster.

Geronimo Allison, No. 81

H/W: 6-foot-3, 202 pounds

School: Illinois

2015 stats: 65 catches, 882 yards, three touchdowns

Geronimo Allison lacks the speed the Packers seemed to covet this offseason. However, the team can still use a skilled possession receiver, traits Allison put on display during his time at Illinois. The former JUCO transfer can take short passes and break tackles for larger gains, a staple of the Green Bay passing attack for years. He has a tough path to a spot on the 53-man roster, but if Davante Adams disappoints during camp as he did during the 2015 season, an opportunity could materialize.

Herb Waters, No. 16

H/W: 6-foot, 188 pounds

School: California

2015 stats: 41 catches, 624 yards, one touchdown

Not the typical elite Miami prospect, Herb Waters took nearly his entire college career before becoming a significant contributor. He caught nearly as many passes in 2015 as his two previous seasons combined. Still, Waters possesses deep speed that could possibly earn him a role in Green Bay.

Devonte Robinson, No. 13

H/W: 6-foot-1, 188 pounds

School: Utah State

2015 stats: 20 catches, 326 yards, two touchdowns

Like Davis and Waters, Devonte Robinson brings track speed to the table. However, Robinson may not offer much more. On his podcast, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn reported that Robinson earned a reputation for subpar work habits at Utah State. His physical gifts could help him overcome poor effort, but that generally doesn't happen at the NFL level.