Cory’s Corner: Jared Abbrederis keeps chugging along

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  1. Stroh
    May 27, 2014

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    • Mojo
      May 27, 2014

      Unfortunately, I agree with this. Can’t see him being much on ST’s either. Athletically he had to be one of the poorest from the WR group. The question is then, how much of being a good route runner will help him make the team. And even if he does, will he hold-up very long?

      Really like this guy and his story. I watched him succeed at UW, but I just don’t see it translating to the NFL. Would love to be wrong…

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  2. Archie
    May 27, 2014

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  3. Archie
    May 27, 2014

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    • Sven
      May 27, 2014

      Sounds like them being white matters to you.

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    • John Zoul
      May 29, 2014

      When I was in the USMC everyone had the same color: Green. Have always thought this way because of friends I had in school many years ago. Feel the same way now…All our players are green and gold…Also, my personal opinion is that using the descriptions via color are inherently racist, though unintentional. If you must use descriptions concerning race, use African-American, Caucasian-American, etc. My t-shirts are white, I’ve never met a single person the ‘color’ of my t-shirt. Think about it…

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  4. Tarynfor12
    May 27, 2014

    Jeff Janis will have Abbrederis doing an abracadabra disappearing act.

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    • Stroh
      May 27, 2014

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  5. Carl
    May 27, 2014

    No way he makes it on the Packers’ practice squad without another team picking him up.

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    • Stroh
      May 27, 2014

      Wouldn’t bother me a bit. He’s just “a guy” who is quite easy to replace. Only reason anyone here likes him at all is he’s a former Badger.

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  6. Brandon Sandoval
    May 27, 2014

    This guy is gonna be a beast and probably will break most of Donald drivers records if not all of them. GO PACK GO!!!!!

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    • Stroh
      May 27, 2014

      That’s delusional…

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  7. Icebowler
    May 27, 2014

    Every team need a #4 or #5 WR who knows their role and can contribute on special teams. I’d rather have that than one who’s overblown ego thinks he’s a #1 or #2. Abbrederis may not have a long career but he could be a valuable role player thru his rookie contract.

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  8. Big T
    May 27, 2014

    Everyone here needs to go and watch the movie “Waterboy” again. He can do it, he can do it all night long..

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  9. Tmoneey
    May 27, 2014

    Only thing that will stop him from being a good NFL player and GB Packer is his slight build and injuries. I like everything about him but I don’t know if he can hold up physically, I hope so.

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  10. Since ’61
    May 27, 2014

    I am not sure that I would call Jared a “classic Packers player” just yet, since he hasn’t even made the team. I hope, like many of my fellow bloggers here, that he does make the team and plays well, but let’s get through the training camp first. I think that Stroh’s analysis is spot on but anything can happen and it’s too early to tell. I believe that he will try hard and play hard if he gets the chance, but I am not so certain yet that he has enough to make it in the NFL long term. Maybe the PS is the way to go with him for a season or 2 and then see if he can grow into the league. Go Pack! Thanks, Since ’61

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  11. Rossoneri83
    May 27, 2014

    I’VE SAID IT BEFORE AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN. YOU CAN’T TEACH someone intangibles! Abbrederis has the work ethic, discipline and some serious talent. And yet, we see teams gamble on players based on talent alone, who flame out in a year or two.

    After all, we’ve seen plenty of these so-called “studs” who get drafted in high rounds and then fail. Remember Charles Rogers of the Lions? Or what about Mike Williams of the Lions, Reggie Williams of Jacksonville, or David Terrell of the Bears?

    Wes Welker was 5’9″ 185 lbs. and didn’t get drafted because of the same nonsense that is being written today. Have we not learned anything?

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    • Stroh
      May 28, 2014

      Welker is stronger, quicker and more elusive than Abbrederis. Poor comparison… Intangibles can make up for a lot, but Abbrederis already over-achieved while in college, its a whole different level in the NFL.

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  12. Nopainnogain
    May 27, 2014

    It’s a nice story and I hope he does well, but let’s not pretend that all this hoopla has nothing to do with the fact that he’s from Wisconsin. There’s plenty of guys all over the place that are ‘try hard’ players trying to make it in the nfl that don’t end up doing anything. I also don’t think it’s right to assume that a player doesn’t work hard just because he’s talented. The thing is, there are talented hard-workers all over the place but usually the first things that are mentioned about them is that they are talented at this or that. Sometimes it seems like when a coach starts out by saying a guy is a hard worker, it’s because they have trouble finding other good qualities to talk about.

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    • D.Jensen
      May 28, 2014

      It’s like when asked about a girl and starting off by saying she’s got a great personality.

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  13. WKUPackFan
    May 27, 2014

    Darn it, Rossoneri83 beat me to the reference but, anyway, Wes Welker anyone?

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    • Icebowler
      May 28, 2014

      Or, unfortunately health wise, Javid Best.

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  14. packett
    May 28, 2014

    I inherently dislike all the “experts”, including real experts who claim a player won’t succeed because of ________ (all the reasons mentioned above). As if you want to be the first person to predict failure. I hear the same in the real world of Management “well, I’m a tough boss, y’know…pragmatic, call it like it is”. Well BS on you. The world is made great by people who look for potential. Kudos to TT. Give Abbrederies a try, and to all ‘experts’ already predicting his fallout; I’m not joining your noise, even if I have to tolerate you later blathering some version of “I was the first to call this a bust”.

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    • Oppy
      May 28, 2014

      +1

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    • Nick Perry
      May 30, 2014

      The same people were hung up on Micah Hyde’s 40 time last year, he did pretty well last year. But here and other sites he was to slow and it was his fault the Packers lost to the 49ers. Personally I thought it was more because the Packers were missing Matthews, Hayward, Shields, Neal, Jolly, Jones, to name a few.

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  15. Barry Talbert
    May 28, 2014

    I think the better comparison is to Jennings-Both are going to go only as fara as their route running takes them- neither are exceptional gifted physically but , it could be said Jennings his concerned a good WR.Just food for thought-here are some intangables from each ones combine #’s:
    ActuallY Abbrederis beats jennings in just about everything so if Jennings was successful why cant Abbrederis?(sorry the cut and paste didnt correctly carry over-but side by side Abbrderis beats jennings on everything except few pounds lighter)

    Abbrederis
    Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash
    10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss
    3-cone
    Vert
    Broad
    BP
    Wonderlic

    6 ft 1 in 195 lb 31 3/8 in 9 5/8 in 4.44 s 4.08 s 6.80 s 30.5 in 9 ft 8 in 4 reps 32
    All values from NFL Combine[10] Wonderlic[11]

    Jennings:

    Ht Wt 40-yd dash
    10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss
    3-cone
    Vert
    Broad
    BP

    5 ft 11 in 197 lb 4.42 s 1.57 s 2.60 s 4.18 s 6.69 s 36.5 in 9 ft 9 in

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  16. SchenySchen
    May 28, 2014

    The guy was widely considered the best route runner in the draft. He got open against everyone at the Senior Bowl. He beat Roby(first rounder) in the OSU game like a drum. — I agree that he is not going to be a #1/#2 receiver but he fits the bill for a 4th receiver on this team perfectly. The PS would be a waste for a player like him. He is not going to get much stronger and it won’t matter. He’ll be in the slot or in motion. He will be competing against 3rd and 4th CB’s. Way too much emphasis on his “measurables” and not enough time watching him on film. The guy gets open. Period. He will fill a good need on PR. The practice squad is for guys that are athletic but need seasoning and need to learn the details of the game. I think he will make the squad (4th/5th WR and PR) and be a solid contributor when called upon. GoPack!

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  17. Cow42
    May 28, 2014

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    • SchenySchen
      May 28, 2014

      but will either grow cool brett swain hair?, that’s what the next CozyCorner needs to focus on. GoPack!

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  18. john galt iii
    May 28, 2014

    I watched the guy run routes and he is amazing. He gets open, over and over again. He catches with his hands not body.

    He is slight. So was Ed McCaffrey and he was an amazing receiver. My wife’s a Bronco fan and I enjoyed watching him play. Eric Decker thought enough of him to ask for his jersey number.

    Watch him run routes. Over and over. He will make the team and we will be happy with him.

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    • Oppy
      May 28, 2014

      This is based solely on the highlight reels I watched, but it looked to me like he was NOT a natural ‘catch-with-hands-extended-from-body’ type receiver.

      I saw far, far too many balls being cradled into his chest and stomach. That was the only thing that stuck out to me as being undesirable, however, and if he can correct that bad habit, he looks like he should have a career.

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  19. Nick Perry
    May 29, 2014

    Just remember all the names of those that don’t think Abbrederis will amount to much in the NFL. He needs to get stronger, no doubt about it. Line up the guys that ran a 4.40 40 and 4.50 40, and you wouldn’t be able to tell who crossed the line first. These same people that are bagging on Abby, are the same ones that said Hyde was to slow. They look at a 40 time and think it’s the tell all, be all.

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