NFL News : Aaron Rodgers make surprising comments on court baller-turned-WR

Aaron Rodgers make surprising comments on court baller-turned-WR

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 Michael Clark knows the odds are against him.

The former basketball player-turned-wide receiver is trying to make a Green Bay Packers squad filled with pass-catching talent. But one Packer has already been noticing his work ethic: gunslinger Aaron Rodgers. 

“He's taller than most of those guys and he jumps better than most of those guys,” Rodgers replied with a laugh when asked what sets Clark apart from the Packers’ other young receivers (rookie draft picks DeAngelo Yancey and Malachi Dupre, first-year receiver Max McCaffrey and second-year wideouts Trevor Davis and Geronimo Allison). “I think it's that simple."

“You know, I've enjoyed having him in here. I didn't really know what to expect because he was out the entire spring with an injury, but he's come back and made a couple plays,” the quarterback told ESPN

Rodgers then paused. Then said this: “I really like him."

Clark did actually play a sliver of college football. After one year of Division I basketball at St. Francis (Pa.), he played one year of football at Marshall. Per ESPN, he’s 6 feet, 6 inches of raw potential. 

“I barely know anything about football,” he confessed. Now he's starting to turn heads by making plays that only someone with his height and his vertical leap (33 inches) can make.

However, said the pivot, "he needs to be more consistent. He's figuring it out, though. He's a basketball player who is trying to figure out route running and spacing, the timing and being sudden. But he has those ‘Wow!’ moments in practice. I was hoping to get him out there on the look team a little more to throw him some more jump balls.”

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