GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It didn't take long for Charles Johnson to discover an early similarity between the start of his career with the Green Bay Packers and that of the franchise's all-time leading receiver Donald Driver.
Fourteen years ago, Driver was drafted in the seventh round by the Packers. Now, just as Driver exits Green Bay with a key to the city and a street named after him, Johnson enters as a wide-eyed seventh-round pick hoping to one day be remembered in the same way.
"It wouldn't be bad to be the next Donald Driver," Johnson said the first time he stepped in the Packers locker room.
That's quite an understatement from Johnson, a 24-year-old who ran a 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds and recorded a 39 12-inch vertical jump at his Pro Day.
Becoming the next Driver is an admirable goal for any young Packers wide receiver to want to achieve. It's certainly far-fetched and unlikely, but Johnson is up for the challenge.
"No matter if you're (drafted in) the first round or a tryout g...