Boykin, 24, caught 49 passes for 681 yards and three touchdowns last season.
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The Packers are going with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb as the Top 2 guys, but Boykin is the No. 3 receiver heading into training camp. Of the rookies, Adams is likely to pose the most competition, but Boykin got extensive playing time in 2013 when Cobb was out with a leg injury.
Boykin finished 2013 with 49 catches for 681 yards and three touchdowns.
"He's going to probably see more challenges really from the defense," McCarthy said. "I mean, he's played on special teams, he's played enough reps for us, you feel like you know what you have as a player. His confidence has really grown particularly throughout last year.
"He's had good production with his opportunities so really just the consistency in his performance and No. 1, it's always availability."
Boykin caught 49 passes for 681 yards and three touchdowns last year.
McCarthy said Boykin is a capable No. 3 behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, and could improve enough to become a No. 2 receiver.
"He's a tough guy and his own man," McCarthy told the paper. "If you could spend more time around him in a one-on-one setting, you would go, 'Wow. OK. I see what you're saying.' I've always liked Jarrett. I've always felt he had it."
His quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, was hit from behind by Peppers and lost the football. The officials did not rule it an incomplete pass and after a long wait, Boykin picked up the ball and ran into end zone for a 15-yard fumble return for a touchdown. He caught only two of four passes thrown his way for 8 yards in a 33-28 victory.
Boykin finished the regular season with 49 receptions for 681 yards and three touchdowns. He'll face the 49ers at home in the opening round of the playoffs.
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