A little known Packers wide receiver earned public praise today from two very important men, Head Coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. That wide receiver is Diondre Borel. Borel is not a well known player by any stretch of the imagination. He is a 2nd year player out of Utah State and was a collegiate quarterback, spending last season on the practice squad learning the wide receiver position.
The Packers have a knack for finding diamonds in the rough like this and Borel could definitely end up making the 53 man roster, especially if the Packers trade James Jones. Borel’s development, as well as the development of 2011 2nd round pick Randall Cobb, could make James Jones expendable and he’s already seen his name in trade rumors with the Houston Texans this week.
If Jones is traded, Borel could make the roster and even compete with veteran Donald Driver for the #4 receiver job. If Jones stays, Borel’s chances of making the roster would be much smaller and would be tied to the Packers keeping 6 wide receivers as Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb, and Donald Driver are all virtual locks to make the roster for various reasons.