On Wednesday's edition of the Around The NFL Podcast, Gregg Rosenthal suggested the Green Bay Packers now boast more weapons on offense than Aaron Rodgers has ever had at his disposal since taking over as the starting quarterback in 2008.
That same high expectation applies this year, but only if Jarrett Boykin emerges as a week-in, week-out stalwart, adequately filling the void left by the departures of James Jones and Jermichael Finley.
McCarthy is confident that is exactly what will happen.
"He's physical, his toughness, he's relentless. I think he's exceptional at the top of his route. You see his strength and balance to separate from a DB."
It's a promising sign that he remains on track for a major role after McCarthy praised the former undrafted free agent back in March as a "heck of a player" fully expected to "step up" this season.
With second-round draft pick Davante Adams still in the development phase, Boykin is locked into the No. 3 receiver role for an offense that will challenge the Saints and the Broncos as the NFL's highest-scoring if all goes according to plan.