Pump the Breaks on 3rd-Year WR Jeff Janis’ Hype

June 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We're in the organized team activities part of the NFL cycle. One month out of the draft, fans are thirsty for new information or action from their franchises, and they look at these OTAs to quench their dry mouths.
The structure of these practices would lead some to question the validity of any on-field news, though. They have helmets on but no pads. In the same way the NFL combine is viewed as "the underwear Olympics," these players are just moving in space. At least there are recorded measurables in Indianapolis, such as the 40-yard dash. Judging players off OTA practices would be like evaluating draft prospects based on the positional drills at the combine.
Still, writers have the responsibility to report what is happening at practices, and fans want to participate in hope trafficking. One of the more interesting narratives to come out of OTAs is that Jeff Janis, a third-year receiver in Green Bay, is going to be an impact player in the near future.

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