By Jesse Fry
Why the Green Bay Packers shouldn’t re-sign Jeff Janis this offseason.
Green Bay will be looking to upgrade the wide receiver position this offseason, hopefully adding more speed in the process. But, did the Packers already have the player they are looking for in Jeff Janis?
It’s no secret Green Bay has one of the slowest receiving corps in the NFL. Jordy Nelson just doesn’t have the speed he once had and injuries have taken their toll on Randall Cobb. For all the wonderful things Davante Adams has done, he uses more quickness and route-running than speed to create separation.
While Trevor Davis has speed the offense is lacking he has not quite developed into a trusted weapon for the Packers. Geronimo Allison has the size for a possession receiver but lacks the speed to be the guy to take the top of a defense.
The Packers had the measurables they were looking for in Jeff Janis.
Drafted in the seventh round in 2014 out of Saginaw Valley State, Janis was the perfect size and speed prospect (6-foot-3, 219 pounds with 4.42 40-yard time, per NFL.com). Yet he was raw and an unrefined route runner. After four seasons on the Packers roster that is still the...