It’s practically become a tradition every training camp and preseason for the Green Bay Packers: some player, either a late round draft pick or even an undrafted free agent makes some plays in camp and the preseason and becomes an instant sensation amongst fans and the media.
First, it was Matt Hasselbeck (sixth round pick in 1998) and he went on to have a very long and productive playing career after he became a July and August sensation in preseason games backing up Brett Favre.
Then came linebacker Desmond Bishop (sixth round pick in 2007) who lit up offensive players in the preseason before finally cracking the staring lineup in 2010 after Nick Barnett went down with a season-ending wrist injury. Bishop was a key contributor to the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV title and led to Barnett’s departure that offseason
This year, the Packers may have another such player on their hands this year in undrafted free agent defensive end-turned-outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott.
Elliott made a na...