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The Green Bay Packers went with a receiver from Nebrasksa in the seventh round. Here is insight from the man who studied him closely Packers Wire’s Brennen Rupp

The Green Bay Packers crushed Day 3 of the draft. They found great value and some potential contributors in each of the rounds that take place on the third day of the draft.

One of those guys represents the third of three receivers they selected over the weekend. That was Nebraska’s Samori Toure

To get a little more insight on these two, I asked a few questions to Brennen Rupp, the draft writer for Packers Wire

You can check out the rest of this series throughout the offseason over at Game On Wisconsin. 

Samori Toure

 

1. What do you like most about Toure?

 

BR:  His speed and playmaking ability. This was a guy that tore up Big Sky Country during his time in Missoula. During his final six games in 2019, Toure caught 48 passes for 905 yards and 10 touchdowns. During that six-game span, Toure had four 100-yard receiving games, including a record-setting 303-yard game. Toure also had three games where he hauled in three receiving touchdowns. This past season in Nebraska, he led the Big 10 in yards per reception (19.5). He has a knack for making a big play. Whether it’s picking up a chunk play with his YAC ability or getting behind the defense with his speed.

 

2. This guy looks like a special reamer, do you think that’ll be his primary role?

 

BR: He has experience playing on special teams and he showcased that ability during the Shrine Bowl. He has good vision as a kick returner (which also shows up after the catch). He has the 4.44 speed and could see immediate playing time as a gunner.

 

3. On offense – what is the easiest way for him to find the field?

 

BR: To earn the trust of Aaron Rodgers. If he can do that, he could see reps in the slot and on the outside. This is a wide receiver depth chart that’s wide open and Toure could eat into some of the reps. This is a guy that owns receiving records set receiving records at his high school in Portland. He set records at Montana. In his lone season in Nebraska, he led the Big 10 in yards per reception and tied the program record for receiving yards in a season. The young man is a playmaker and to me has the “it” factor.

 

4. Overall – do you think he makes the team?

 

BR: Yes. For everything that I’ve mentioned already. I was higher on Toure than most (5th round grade). Everywhere he went he was making plays. On top of his ability as a wide receiver, Toure could provide an immediate impact on special teams on coverage units and as a kick returner.

 

 

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