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Cheese Curds, 5/24: Packers will rely on young veterans to lead receiver group

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Davante Adams and Randall Cobb are hardly old, but they are the longest-tenured veterans in the Packers’ receiver room.

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Sure, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb are veterans. Sure, they have been in the league a while. And sure, they are now the longest-tenured players in the Packers’ receiver room now that Jordy Nelson has departed.

But let’s not forget that both players are still pretty young in their own right.

Despite having seven NFL seasons under his belt, Cobb is still just 27 years old, turning 28 this preseason. Adams is going into his fifth year, but he won’t turn 26 until December. Cobb is the oldest wideout on the Packers’ roster now, beating out Jake Kumerow by about a year -- and those two are the only receivers older than Adams’ 25 years.

In fact, the Packers have seemed to put a high value on youth in the NFL Draft in the past, as both Cobb and Adams were drafted at just 21 years old. Defensive tackle Kenny Clark was just 20 when he was drafted in 2016, which made him the youngest player in the NFL that season.

In today’s Curds, we’ll look at the two veteran receivers and much more.

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