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Packers Appear to Be Taking Late-Round Quarterback Options Seriously

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Packers Appear to Be Taking Late-Round Quarterback Options Seriously

Whether Tuesday's reported signing of Matt Flynn changes the team's plans remains to be seen, but the Green Bay Packers appear to be taking their late-round quarterback options very seriously in the run-up to the NFL Draft.

The Packers have reportedly brought in or will be bringing in at least three quarterbacks considered to be mid-round draft choices at the earliest.

In addition to our previously reported visit of North Dakota State's Brock Jensen, which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, the Packers also had visits scheduled with Keith Wenning of Ball State and David Fales of San Jose State, according to Bill Huber of Packer Report.

Fales and Wenning are the 12th and 13th ranked quarterbacks respectively in Cheesehead TV's Pro Football Draft Preview. Jensen is ranked No. 21.

This past season, Fales became only one of two major college quarterbacks to throw for more than 4,000 yards in each 2012 and 2013, joining Fresno State's Derek Carr. He was invited and participated in both the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine.

One of Fales' best attributes is his accuracy, which ranked among the nation's leaders in 2012 at 72.5 percent. In 2013, his completion percentage dropped to 64.1 percent in 2013, however.

Wenning wasn't invited to the Senior Bowl but did take part in the East-West Shrine Game and also participated in the NFL Combine. 

In 2013, Wenning completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 4,148 yards with a 35-to-seven touchdown-to-interception ratio in leading Ball State to a 10-3 record and a berth in the GoDaddy Bowl.

Other prospects reported to have come to Green Bay on official pre-draft visits include Northwest Missouri State cornerback Brandon Dixon, Tennessee-Martin wide receiver Jeremy Butler, Virginia center Luke Bowanko and McGill University Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.

Players making official visits can interview with the team and undergo physical examinations but can't work out for the team. The Packers will be putting Jensen through a workout on the campus of North Dakota State on Thursday.

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tm_inter's picture

I like Logan Thomas from Virginia Tech. He's 6-6, 248 lbs, and ran the 40 in 4.61. I heard he's a tremendous athlete, projected to be drafted in the 6-7th round.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Yeah, i really think Thomas could be good if given the time to develop. He has talent.

A couple of other late round QB's I would be interested in are Connor Shaw and Tajh Boyd (pending on what round he goes in)

Stroh's picture

Connor Shaw easily. Much rather have him than Boyd or Thomas. He's the only one I know much about, haven't looked at late rd QB's at all. But saw Shaw a couple times and was impressed w/ him.

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