Rookies leave lasting impression

Packer head coach Mike Sherman has been pleased overall with the quality of his draft picks' performance at the recently-completed post-draft minicamp. Following the final session, Sherman singled out two for their outstanding play Sunday.

Defensive lineman Kenny Peterson earned great reveiws for his pass-rush aiblity during one-on-one drills against the offensive linemen. Peterson is the Packers' third-round pick out of Ohio State.

Cornerback Chris Johnson, the first of the Packers' four seventh round picks, was not daunted by the team's starting wide receivers. Sherman said the Johnson didn't give an inch to Javon Walker on a pass route.

There may be hope for another highly-touted draft pick, although he's no rookie. Defensive end Jamal Reynolds, the Packers No. 1 pick in 2001, came into the minicamp 10 pounds heavier (260).

"He showed a good burst off the ball, " Sherman said. "He had some pretty good pressures and great effort at times, so I'm encouraged by that."

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