Former Calgary Stampeders receiver Reggie Begelton has made quite an impression on his new head coach in Green Bay.
The Packers didn’t selected a pass catcher in the 2020 NFL draft, potentially due in part to the Begelton’s off-season work ethic and learning the playbook quickly.
“The one thing that really stands out is you can tell he is super invested. He’s done a great job at picking up everything that we’ve thrown at him. He does a great job,” LaFleur told ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky.
“We’ve been quizzing these guys quite a bit, and he is repeatedly at the top. I’ve been just super impressed with his approach and just excited to see him and see what he’s got to offer on the field.”
Even though Begelton hasn’t been able to be on the field with his new team yet, the Packers liked what he did in Canada a year ago. He finished the 2019 CFL regular season second in the league with 102 receptions, third with 1,444 receiving yards and tied for third with 10 touchdowns. Begelton was a CFL all-star and earned the Stamps’ nomination for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award.
That production led to workouts with the Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Green Bay in December. After studying the rosters, Begelton felt the best shot to earn a roster spot and potentially playing time would be with the Packers.