It’s only been a few days and already the rookies are making an impression on Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy. That’s what players are supposed to do and especially guys who are anything but guaranteed a roster spot. That, alone, isn’t earth-shattering news.
But as we have seen before, this team has had success finding some gems in the undrafted free agent pool. One such player is running back Angelo Pease. During the first day of drills, McCarthy was so caught off guard by one of Pease’s runs that he thought he was watching second round draft pick Eddie Lacy. It’s pretty safe to say that Lacy is a lock to stick on this year’s roster. For Pease, who rarely saw the field for a very good Kansas State team last season, that comparison is a good early sign.
Here is what McCarthy had to say after practice:
“That’s a big time cut. Frankly, I thought it was Eddie Lacy, the way he dropped his weight and hit the hole,” McCarthy gushed. “Those are things we’re looking for.”
Now again, it’s only one moment and one practice. There is a long way to go, but if he’s worth a mention in a post-practice recap, we may want to keep an eye on him.