Coach Mike McCarthy got his first look Friday at all the brawny rookies drafted by the Green Bay Packers.
“Yes, they’re as big as we thought they were. It’s confirmed, yes,” McCarthy joked.
But they’re not quite NFL ready. Luckily, Friday was just the first day of the Packers’ rookie orientation camp.
It’s the first time to run through the playbook, the first time to make a good impression on McCarthy while wearing a green and gold uniform. And getting the “wow” moments out of the way, like having a locker in the same room as two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“Honestly I wasn’t expecting to have a locker right by everybody else,” offensive tackle Jason Spriggs said.
The second-round selection is one of the bigger draft picks out of the Packers’ seven-player bunch. Listed at 6-foot-6, 301 pounds, Spriggs fits a need to replenish offensive line depth, as well as McCarthy’s desire to add more bulk to the team.