Jermichael Finely is set to have a break out season


Jermichaell Finely is a rising star in the NFL, and is ready to have a great season in 2010. You may not know who this young talent is, so here is some information about him. The Packers drafted Jermicheal in 2008 with 91st pick out of Texas. Packers fans reactions to this pick, was oh just another third round guy that wont make the team. But they were wrong. The Packers saw something in Finely, and felt that they got a steal in the third round. He is big tight end (6-5 250), with great athletic ability. He played a lot of basketball when he was younger, like Antonio Gates, who many people compare with Finely. In Finley’s rookie season he did not see much playing time at all. He only had 6 receptions for 74 yards for the whole season. When Finely came in the game we saw some glances of his ability, but he needed a lot of work. He had trouble with catching the ball, and dropped some passes in games. After his rookie season was complete Jermichaell was ready to play more, and be the Packers number one guy. He had a great training camp, showing off his ability to the coaching staff, and they were impressed. Jermichaell didn’t start opening day, but knew that he would see a lot more action than he did in 08. The first three weeks went by and Jermichaell had only 5 receptions for 62 yards. The Packers did not have much confidence in him yet, but in week four that all changed. It was the Packers biggest game of the year against rival Vikings and Brett Favre on Monday Night Football. Although the Packers lost the game. Finely had the best game of his career. He had 6 receptions for 128 yards and one touchdown. He showed how dominate he could be. He also showed that he can run routes like a wide receiver, but you can’t put a corner on him because he is too big and strong. Aaron Rodgers found a new weapon and he soon became is favorite weapon. Finely finished the season with 55 receptions for 676 yards and 5 touchdowns. But it could have been a lot more if he didn’t miss three weeks due to injury.

So here we are waiting for the 2010-11 season, and Jermichael Finely is ready to have a break out season. If he does not get hurt, he could be looking at a 900 yard season or better. He is a match up nightmare with his size, strength and athletic ability. He will get a lot more attention though, but he should still be dominate. With Aaron Rodgers will have a huge target, along with a great core of receivers, and the Packers offense should be a top 5 offense in 2010-11.

Here is some highlights of Jermichael doing his thing:

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