My take: Without Jordy Nelson, the Packers lacked speed in their receiving corps. In fact, they had the slowest pass-catching group in the league last season. Davis changes that. He ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash at the combine, which was the third fastest among all receivers who ran in Indianapolis. The Packers say they had him timed in the mid-4.3 range. “That was one of the main attractions, definitely,” Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf said. So was the fact Davis played with No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff as his quarterback and the fact he can return kickoffs. He averaged 16.6 and 16.8 yards per catch in his two seasons at Cal after transferring from Hawaii.
Crowded group: It may be a challenge just for Davis to make the roster, however. The Packers have two receivers coming back from injured reserve, Nelson and Ty Montgomery, to reunite with Randall Cobb. They still have high hopes for Davante Adams, Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis plus practice-squad players Ed Williams and Jamel Johnson.