Newest Packers excited to make impact at rookie camp
For the freshest faces of the Green and Gold, there's only one goal on Day 1 of rookie mini-camp: Make an impression.
"I wanted to come out and show them who they drafted, give them a glimpse," cornerback Jaire Alexander said. "Obviously work to be done but definitely looking forward to that."
51 total players took to the Don Hutson Center Friday, from high draft picks to tryout hopefuls. Dreaming of adding to a Packers franchise as rich in history at it is in talent.
"When you get here you see a three-story Lombardi trophy that's crazy to me," receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling said.
"Walking into this place, you just see amazing players, amazing coaches, that continue a legacy in that league and you want to continue it," linebacker Oren Burks said.
Head coach Mike McCarthy told the media Friday, if a player takes the field, they have a shot to make the team. Last season, Green Bay played more than 15 rookies, including several undrafted free agents.
"Everybody has a story, a different vehicle for getting here and earned an opportunity to be in that room," McCarthy said. "It's a trusting opportunity for them to make our team."
A great opportunity for the team's newest talent to prove they can contribute in 2018.
"A little nervous but a good nervous, just ready to go out there and work," J'Mon Moore said. "Work with new guys and coaches on a professional level. Dream for me, good nervous."
"Great organization, lot of super bowls, hard work so great tradition and that's what I just want to come in here and help my team do that," Jackson said.