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Packers coach Matt LaFleur thinks WR Trevor Davis has ‘come a long way’

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Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur thinks wide receiver Trevor Davis has “come a long way.”

LaFleur aired his sentiments on Davis to the Wisconsin State Journal’s Jason Wilde (via Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper) on June 19.

A guy that may have been forgotten a little bit is Trevor Davis. He made a lot of great plays down the field. He has speed. That’s one thing I love about our group is our guys can run.

Anytime you have a group of receivers who can run, you have a chance. I’ve been really impressed with him. I feel like he’s come a long way. The effort and the intensity level with which he practices has certainly improved.

Wilde stresses the other Packers receivers – namely Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Jake Kumerow However, it was Davis who stood out the most during mandatory minicamp last week.

The Pack made Davis the 163rd overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of California. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds, per Wilde. His blazing speed should serve him well in LaFleur’s system.

Davis suited up in just two games for Green Bay in the 2018 NFL season after he sustained a hamstring injury. He told Wilde on Wednesday he’s ready to go in 2019.

I feel confident with myself. It’s good to be this far along and have no hiccups or anything like that. Just go out there and play confident.

To me, the (competition) is a good thing. At the end of the day, it’s only going to make me better. The more competition, the better. People are going to notice us as being a real top-tier receiving corps, because we have a lot of great guys in this receiving corps.

The Packers haven’t had a reliable No. 2 receiver behind Adams. While Davis may seem a long way off due to his hamstring injury (and the fact he’s played more on special teams), he’s gotten good feedback from no less than head coach Matt LaFleur. If he steps up and becomes the second option behind Davis, it should become a feel-good story for the Pack in 2019.

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