The Green Bay Packers had to go all out to replace Davante Adams in the 2022 NFL Draft. We thought that this guy would be Christian Watson, who was selected in the second round. However, after a month-plus of training camp and three pre-season games, it looks like fourth-round rookie Romeo Daubes is closer to Adams 2.0.
Here’s everything you need to know about the rookie wide receiver sensation heading into the 2022 NFL season.
Who is Packers rookie wide receiver Romeo Dubs?
The wide receiver was a top priority for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft. Even with two first-round picks, the franchise went on the defensive, defensive early, waiting for the 34th pick to win Christian Watson, the winner of North Dakota State. Nearly 100 picks later, the team finally doubled down thanks to Nevada pass catcher Romeo Dubs.
The California native moved to the University of Nevada at Reno ahead of the 2018 season and played for four years under head coach Jay Nowell. Dubs finished his time with the Wolf Pack with multiple All-Mountain West first-team nods and 225 catches for 3,332 yards with 26 touchdowns. Year after year, its production looked like this:
Ahead of the NFL Draft, Romeo Daubes’ NFL.com scout report noted his height, weight, speed, productivity, stamina, and ball handling skills. Despite all this love, it was predicted that he would fall to the fourth or fifth lap (which he did) due to “bottom half tightness” and his “linear” route running.
WR at 6’4″ and weighing 210 pounds was WR’s 19th pick this season. So far, Dubs has looked to be not only the best rookie on his team, but also one of the best first-year pass catchers in the league.
Rookie pass catcher crushes him at Packers training camp and preseason.
Perhaps this is unfair, but one cannot help but compare Christian Watson and Romeo Daubes. While the former struggled with falls in the OTA and missed the first weeks of Packers training camp due to injury, Dubs stepped up.
While everyone from Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb tells young Packers players they need to step up, Daubes does it.
In three preseason games, the big, fast WR threw eight interceptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns. And none of those jobs were related to Rogers. In practice, however, the connection between Dubs and Rogers develops. The rookie has run a number of routes similar to Davanta Adams, and Rogers seems to enjoy it.
Adams has left a big job, and Rogers is a demanding offensive boss. If anyone from the Packers is going to take that open position and win over Rodgers’ footballing heart, it will be Romeo Daubes.
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