A pair of players, Connecticut tight end Ryan Griffin and Arkansas State safety Don Jones, have pre-draft visits set up with the Green Bay Packers, according to Packer Report. “Jones is a big-time athlete with plenty of intriguing potential,” writes reporter Bill Huber. “This champion sprinter posted a vertical jump better than any defensive back at the Scouting Combine.” Jones comes from the same university as current Packers safety M.D. Jennings.
An interview with South Carolina State safety Jakar Hamiliton appears at Packer Report ahead of his visit with the Packers.
As noted by NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, there won’t be many surefire left tackle prospects available to the Packers late in the first round of the NFL Draft. “The smoothest scenario would be better play from (Marshall) Newhouse, which would prevent moving (Bryan) Bulaga back to a position he hasn’t played in four years,” writes Seifert. “But the draft’s top three left tackles — Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel, Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher and Oklahoma’s Lane Johnson — will be long gone by the time the Packers’ No. 26 pick arrives.” Seifert notes that Florida State’s Menelik Watson might be an option and has been predicted as going to the Packers in a mock draft by ESPN’s Todd McShay.
An article on Ted Thompson’s “general manager tree” appears at Fox Sports Wisconsin. “Having the title of ‘Director of Football Operations’ for the Packers has evolved to basically meaning one thing: Good luck as the next general manager of another team,” writes reporter Paul Imig. “It happened with John Schneider, then Reggie McKenzie and this offseason with John Dorsey.”
Former Packers signee Anthony Hargrove became part of the many former players joining the concussion lawsuits against the NFL.
This year’s draft class of defensive backs gets some attention at the Packers official website.
An interview with offensive lineman Derek Sherrod appears at Scout.com.
A history of the 122nd draft choice comes from Packer Report.
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Brian Carriveau is the author of “It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America,” and editor of Cheesehead TV’s “Pro Football Draft Preview.” To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.