Strength or weakness? Strength. Green Bay's "Fab Five" features a new member this season - Nelson, whom the Packers selected with their first pick of last April's NFL draft. There is little reason to believe that the receivers will not pick up where they left off from last season when they led the league in yards after the catch with 2,294 yards, far ahead of the NFL average of 1,596 yards. Nelson has excellent breakaway speed and quickness to complement the rest of the veteran receivers.
Driver is coming off a Pro Bowl season and fourth straight year with 1,000 or more yards. Even though he is 33 years old and in his 10th season, a time when most receivers fade away, Driver is aging like a fine wine. Jennings, whom many experts felt should have been named to the Pro Bowl last year, led the Packers in 2007 with 12 touchdown catches.
The only concern among the group as the team heads into the opener is Jones, who sprained his knee in the third preseason game against Denver. But Jones says he will be ready to practice this week. If Jones is held out of the opener, the lanky Martin will move up into Jones' place.