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The first week and a half of training camp is over, the preseason casts its shadow – time for an intermediate conclusion! Who has so far been able to convince, who could surprise – and who should you know? SPOX brings you up to date.

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All of Green Bay celebrates Romeo Doubs

Looking at the Packers’ receiver depth chart still leaves more questions than answers.

After years of calls from outsiders to finally give Davante Adams a strong No. 2, Adams had to be let go this offseason instead — and No. 2 receiver and Deep Threat Marquez Valdes flavor also left the Packers via free agency.

One looks in vain for a well-known replacement; at least until the start of training camp. Because over the past ten days, it’s been hard to escape the Romeo Doubs hype surrounding the Packers: The fourth-round rookie is the most eye-catching receiver of the preseason in Green Bay so far, and by far.

So much so that quarterback Aaron Rodgers said a few days ago, “Every single day he’s had at least one ‘wow’ game, and that’s pretty rare for a young player. We’ve had a couple of guys over the the last few years that do it. it has too — but I think they’re all in the top 10 in terms of Packers receiving history.”

Rodgers isn’t known for dishing out such praise on a regular basis. And he’s a quarterback who’s especially prone to consistently hooking receivers only once they’ve earned his trust. Something that Adams also had to fight for several years. If the initial hype is to be believed, Doubs seems well on its way to earning that trust in record time.

Fellow rookie receiver Christian Watson, who was drafted significantly higher than Doubs and even invested in Green Bay via the Uptrade, has failed to impress thus far. Watson is on the PUP list with a knee injury, and the longer he’s out, the harder it will be to make an impact early in the season.

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