Undrafted Ladarius Gunter gains support of Elliott

The Packers’ penchant for utilizing undrafted free agents is beyond compare.

Jayrone Elliott went from a no-name camp body to the final 53 last year and sees the same potential in this year’s camp MVP: LaDarius Gunter.

“He is a special talent,” Elliott said. “Very long guy and I’m trying to tell him that he can do very good on defense but at the same time to make the squad you have to go on special teams.”

Gunter’s practice exploits transferred to the preseason playing field with an interception last week.

“It was big for me to get a lot of exposure and a lot of confidence,” Gunter said. “It was a confidence builder for me. I’m just looking to carry that momentum into this week.”

“I was talking to him and he was telling me his phone was going crazy,” Elliott said. “And I told him that this is only the beginning. You haven’t done anything yet but it may seem like it but there still three (preseason) games left.”

Gunter has made plays day after day in practice, and had a good preseason debut, but he knows that his work towards making the final 53 is just getting started.

“I kind of don’t think about that right now because it’s not over so when it’s over then we’ll see where it’s at,” Gunter said. “Anything is possible and that they do like free agents and they let the best guys play so I’m just trying to come out here and contribute.”

And Elliott is Gunter’s biggest fan.

“I’m trying to be the best leader I can be and these guys look up to me because not many undrafted guys make it so if I can be a big brother to these guys I’ll take advantage of it,” Elliott said.

“Every day he always comes to work with a smile on his face and says let’s go got let’s do this let’s do that so we kind of gets me going,” Gunter said.

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