Packers rookie tight end Richard Rodgers made the catch of the day, one-handing a reception as he was working across the field. He made the catch in stride and flashed down the right sideline.
“Big-time catch today. I think he’s a natural in space. I’m excited to see him in the inline work when we get to camp,” HC Mike McCarthy said of his third-round draft pick.
Rodgers dropped weight and moved to wide receiver last season at Cal, where he was forced to fit himself into a new spread offense. McCarthy believes the move advanced Rodgers’ career as a pass catcher.
“Anytime you play in displacement formation, it’s definitely a learning opportunity,” McCarthy said.