the other Mccaffrey

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  1. limitless

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    I hope Max makes the Packers this coming year. The Packer have had a great tradition of fast white guys.

    Query, Jervey, Beebe, Nelson, etc.


    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Max McCaffrey held one interesting distinction among the 50-plus players at the Green Bay Packers' rookie camp: he was the only one who was on an NFL roster when last season ended.

    McCaffrey was elevated to the active roster on the eve of the NFC Championship Game, when there were questions about whether receivers Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison would be healthy enough to play against the Falcons. All three played, so McCaffrey was inactive and thus was eligible to participant in this weekend’s rookie camp.

    Christian, might be the most well-known family member now. The running back from Stanford was the eighth pick in the NFL draft last week by the Carolina Panthers.

    Max, undrafted out of Duke last year, spent this offseason working out with Christian back home in Colorado. It was almost as if Max went through the pre-draft process again, and he believes it will benefit him this season.

    “I did speed and acceleration work with him twice a week,” Max said during this weekend’s rookie camp. “Then I worked out with my dad twice a week for receiver stuff, lifted five days a week and did some other receiver drills.”

    Safe to say the pre-draft hype was a little different for Christian, though. Max signed with the Raiders after he wasn't drafted.

    “Completely different for him,” Max said, chuckling. “It was cool to see him go through all stuff. He worked his ass off and put himself in a position where he deserved that, so I was really excited for him. There was all the preparation and media hype around him and I think he handled that really well, and I think he’s in a great position now. I’m excited to watch him.”

    It was the first time the Max and Christian spent a significant amount of time together since the two were at Valor Christian High School in Colorado.

    “Max is my best friend in the whole world,” Christian said at the combine. “Growing up, we were very competitive with each other, we were constantly playing one-on-one basketball, or playing football, tearing up the yard. Doing everything together. All his best friends were my best friends. Even still today go at it a bit. He's been such an amazing influence in my life and I'm extremely happy that I can call him my older brother.”

    Before his stock soared, some mock drafts had the Packers taking Christian.

    “I would’ve loved that,” Max said. “I love playing with Christian, but he’s in a good spot. I’m sure he’s not upset about it, either, but playing with him would’ve been awesome.”
     
  2. celticdb15

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    Go Max! He was a steady player at Duke with off the chart measurables and genetics , looking forward to seeing him develop in GB!
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    Hard to have much faith in the Packers given that they seem to think it's irresponsible to give more than one White receiver playing time, but hopefully Max gets a shot. Would be cool to have brothers playing at RB and WR in the league.
     
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    Just glad he's not the only pale face in his teams locker room now.
     
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