Originally posted on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 3/9/13
Fourth-round safety played more than expected last season The Green Bay Packers began the season with 10 rookies on the 53-man roster. That’s a pretty high number – especially for a team than won 15 games the previous year. But GM Ted Thompson didn’t hang on to all those rookies to save money or to make himself look good. He kept them because they could play. In fact, seven have played significant roles in the team’s march to its second straight NFC North title. I’ll be ranking the rookies – from least productive to most productive – over the next couple of weeks. Here’s #4: Story of 2012: Most draftniks had never even heard of Jerron McMillian prior to the draft. That’s why they’re draftniks and not GMs. The former Maine star looked like he belonged from day one. He has the athleticism to cover from the slot and the physicality to make receivers think twice about catching passes over the middle. What he doesn’t have, however, is experience. McMillian is as green as grass, and that’s w
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