During OTAs, Packers WR Chris Harper has shown signs of why he was drafted in the fourth round. He's got ideal size at 6-1, 228. And now has a year's experience on the three players the Packers drafted in May.
Harper does face a climb at a crowded position, but he's off to a fast start. Last week, Harper had multiple catches during 11-on-11 periods. He boasts the frame necessary to box out cornerbacks.
A former high school quarterback, Harper caught 58 passes for 857 yards and three touchdowns his final season at Kansas State.
"Chris has really improved," McCarthy said. "I think you saw the first snap there in the team period, he runs a great post and Aaron (Rodgers) hits him right in stride. That's the kind of explosiveness that he has. I still go back to his K-State film. You talk about a very talented, powerful, young player.
"He looks more and more comfortable with what we're asking him to do, and I don't think that was the case last year when he came here. So he's having a very good off-season."