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Packers please fans with selection of Jared Abbrederis

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on May 10, 2014 – 2:51 pm

140510-abbrederis-jared-300GREEN BAY–The Packers’ second of two fifth-round picks will meet with a lot of fan popularity. Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis was selected with the 176th overall pick, the final pick of the draft’s fifth round and the Packers’ second selection of a wide receiver in this draft. Abbrederis, 6-1, 195, is a favorite of Badgers fans.

He won the 2013 Burlsworth Trophy as the nation’s top player who began his career as a walk-on, and finished his career tied for the school record for receptions (202) and ranked No. 2 all-time at Wisconsin in receiving yards (3,140) and touchdown receptions (23). In 2013, Abbrederis had 78 catches, 1,081 yards and seven TDs. He was first-team All-Big 10 the last two years and had nine 100-yard games in his career, including one 200-yard game vs. Ohio State (Bradley Roby) last season. Abbrederis ran 4.50 at the combine this past February and would seem to fit best as a slot receiver.

“Smart, efficient and tough. Reads the defense, finds the seam and catches the ball. Destroyed Bradley Roby this season,” draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Abbrederis. has updated this story with a more complete version.

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45 Responses to “Packers please fans with selection of Jared Abbrederis”

  1. By Brennan on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I think as a slot receiver Abbrederis is excellent. I thinks Adams, taken in the second round, is a guy best suited for the outside receiver position, and Abbrederis can be a great slot guy along with Randall Cobb

  2. By tlvince on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I had Abby as a mid 3rd round guy so this is more like it, value picking good football players, not reaching and flailing on projects

  3. By Fred (Exeter, England) on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Yes we are very pleased. Welcome aboard Abracadabra.

  4. By Josh on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Finally going with BAP.

  5. By mike D on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Like the pick but still worried about the defence, near the bottom league in every category.

  6. By Thompson Fried Steak on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Your inbox is getting happier today, Vic.

  7. By Dustin on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Could he be our KR/PR?

  8. By Brent Johnson on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    If they want a football player take Jacob Pederson in the 7th round.

  9. By David on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Yes really like all the picks today. For those who say we just love to complain about TT, lots of folks who were very disappointed with the 3rd round picks are pretty happy with todays picks….it goes both ways

  10. By Terry Heimerl on May 10, 2014 | Reply


  11. By Jon on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Boom! Great pick, been Wisconsin’s #1 receiver for the last 3 years way better than Nick Toon was! Great hands caught balls for Russell Wilson and can do Punt returns. Finally the Packers pick someone from the Badgers! ON WISCONSIN!

  12. By David on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    two more very productive wide receivers added to the GB arsenal. Aaron Rodgers has to be pleased. Look out NFC North

  13. By Dennis on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Thanks TT great pick !! Makes up for the picks in the 3rd round

  14. By Rob on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Solid slot receiver with Randall Cobb. I can’t wait to see these receivers in action!

  15. By David on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Safety, Center, WR, Linebacker all improved,. TE…? not so much. Maybe GB is expecting Finley back???

  16. By Dustin on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Very pleased! Abberderis could slot in as our new KR/PR and play in the slot. His route running is crisp.

  17. By David on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    If Thornton turns out to be a Mike Daniels type player, it will take some of the sting out of the 3rd round picks

  18. By Mike on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Great value pick here, Abby is a phenomenal return guy plus a slot receiver with outstanding hands. He has the speed and smarts to get open. Surprised that Denver or the Patriots didn’t pick him up sooner. Their loss!!

  19. By Michael on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    As an Iowan, I am not a huge badger fan, but after seeing his Penn St tape, I am impressed. He dominated that game, if only the QB could have hit him.

  20. By vijayswearingen on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Hey, why not Beau Allen in the 7th while we’re at it?

  21. By kyle on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    This was a steal! Projected as early as late 2nd round. I think Carl Bradford is a great pick too. These guys will turn some heads. When is last time we drafted a Wisconsin player?

  22. By Raphael on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    This draft could mean the end of either Cobb or Nelson next year… Pick one…

  23. By Jeff H. on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Not only is this guy a good receiver but he can take over the roll as our punk/kick-off returner

  24. By Joe B on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    The only thing that this pick might end for Cobb is Returns. His versatility makes him another smart TT pick, o yea of little faith in TT’s ability.

  25. By bhaas on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    This basically clarifies that Nelson wont be getting a new contract with the Packers. Reaching 30 and with all these new players for Rodgers? No sense giving him $30 Million or more.

  26. By dempsey63 on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I can’t wait to buy my #4 ABBREDERIS jersey at the Packer Pro Shop!

  27. By Mount Morris on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Great Pick by the Packers. I will say the same thing
    here that I did when he was a freshman at Wisconsin.
    He will be a pleasant surprise to a lot of people.

  28. By Adam on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I think the Packers will use more Rotation at WR… I also think that they will Resign Jordy Nelson next season he is worth all of that 30 Million… I do not expect all of our Draft picks to make the team… There is a few holes to fill and many players… Pick who you think will make it… I take Abby over anyone of the receivers mainly because of his Multiphase skills in Football. I am still unsure about Finley… If he does not sign with Packers he will sign with Seattle choose your poison.

  29. By wiguyinmn on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    if this guy wasn’t a badger, you’d all be complaining just as much as you were about the previous picks. I’m hoping he can return kicks for us, but otherwise, not too excited about this pick either.

  30. By WCPackfan on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I could be wrong but Tauscher immediately came to mind

  31. By WCPackfan on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Not sure what year that was.

  32. By Jeremy on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Kyle, the last time the Packers drafted a Wisconsin player was 2001….Guard Bill Ferrario in the 4th round.

  33. By Jeremy on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Tauscher was drafted in 2000 in the 7th round.

  34. By 315Jim on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Getting Abby softens the blow of missing out on Borland in the 3rd round. That wasn’t TT’s fault. You have to give SF credit for playing real hard ball. Borland would have been the perfect guy to stop the Ohio St running back that SF picked up in their previous pick.

  35. By McDuff on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Not bad for a kid that was a walk-on for WI ,and now a 5th rounder, really glad the Packers made his dream come true!!! Go Pack!!!!!

  36. By goatlava on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I’m not understanding the dread and terror occupying the minds of the feeble. The DT that was drafted is being talked about as a possible gem and one of the most underrated players picked on the defensive side of the ball. The compensatory 3rd rounder has the most upside out of any TE drafted. A very green player.
    Lastly, I am extremely excited about the 2nd round WR. He has a rare combination of brains, brawn, and fluidity that leads to excellent route running. If he lives up to his potential, he will be a better wideout than James Jones which is asking a lot.

  37. By Michael on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Congratulations to Jared Abbrederis, I don’t understand the logic of him slipping to the 5th round, after all he owned Bradley Roby who was drafted in the first round. And…if Stave could throw crossing routes, Abbrederis would have had about 250 years against Roby. Even though I don’t quite understand the logic, I’m glad he’s a Packer, many Dallas and Seattle fans were hoping their teams would draft him. Abbrederis reminds me of Jordy Nelson. Nelson who was considered slow coming out of college with his 4.5 speed, doesn’t have a problem going deep and runs great routes! I hope Jordy teaches him well :)

  38. By Chip on May 11, 2014 | Reply

    This pic rocks! I never understand the gripping we all do as until they put on pads and go live it is all conjecture. Character and will count a lot. Abby will join the likes of Jordy and all of the hard working “blue collar guys” TT so likes to draft. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. This will be a bumper car of a ride season! great job. Go Bucky. ON WISCONSIN!

  39. By Christina on May 11, 2014 | Reply

    Losing Jordy next would not just hurt the team, but he is a fan favorite (not that means anything). However Many of Jordy’s plays saved the Packers. It would be a huge mistake.

  40. By Eric on May 11, 2014 | Reply

    Anyone who thinks the Packers are not resigning Cobb and nelson cause of Abby and the other 2 WR’s picked are nuts. Nelson can play WR in this league for another 3 or 4 years as good a route runner he is and competes for balls. Remember the first TD in the Dallas game? Great picks but the Bulldog guy steps in as the 4th and Abby plays occasionally and makes the team on special teams. Might play some slot WR in the middle of the field but near the redzone its Cobb, Nelson and the bulldog.

  41. By Eric on May 11, 2014 | Reply

    @Christina not to mention nelson’s catches on 4th downs in the Bears game he is going no where. Rogers favorite receiver and go to guy. He will also not demand an outrageous contract as he knows how valuable playing w Rogers is to his success.

  42. By Cathy on May 12, 2014 | Reply

    Anyone that thinks Jordy is going anywhere next year is completely out of their mind! He is worth the 30mil that he is projected to receive. He and Rodgers have made it very clear that they want to continue to play together for the rest of their careers. And yes – he has saved our butts in many situations making plays that were unexpected. Having Abby as an addition to the team is great – but he hasn’t made the team yet…..

  43. By Micahel - Mississippi on May 12, 2014 | Reply

    Now all the past coaches of Jared, will have to quit cheering for the Vik-queens and cheer for the real team the Green Bay Packers. Go Jared – Go Packers

  44. By DarwinsMyth on May 12, 2014 | Reply

    The blogger is banning my comments, now?

  45. By DarwinsMyth on May 12, 2014 | Reply

    You banned 3 comments, just because I’m not impressed with Abbrederis.

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