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Packers Interview LSU Quarterback Jarrett Lee

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Packers Interview LSU Quarterback Jarrett Lee

The Green Bay Packers interviewed LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee while at the Casino del Sol All-Star game this past week in Tucson, Arz., according to Baton Rouge, La. television station WAFB.

"Lee says he had interviews this week with the Patriots, Packers and Seahawks, among other NFL teams that had scouts attending practice sessions during the week," writes reporter Alyssa Schneider.

Lee reportedly impressed in last night's game while completing 13 of 18 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns albeit in a losing effort for the East squad.

The Packers will more than likely have a need for depth at the quarterback position this upcoming season after Matt Flynn leaves Green Bay for the opportunity to become a starter for another NFL franchise.

There's a very good possibility the Packers will draft a quarterback this upcoming April to compete with Graham Harrell to become the primary backup to Aaron Rodgers. How high they draft a quarterback is the question.

There are a couple obvious similarities between Flynn and Lee in that they're both products of LSU. Flynn was also a seventh-round draft choice, and Lee figures to be a late-round if not undrafted prospect.

Lee was the center of much scrutiny throughout his career at LSU. He received a lot of playing time his freshman year in college in 2008 but is remembered mostly for throwing more interceptions (16) than touchdowns (13) that season.

His playing time was sparse during his sophomore and junior seasons before becoming the starter once again early in his senior season after Jordan Jefferson was suspended shortly before the first game of the season.

Lee started the first nine games of the 2011 season and got the Tigers off to an undefeated record with impressive wins against Oregon, West Virginia and Mississippi State.

But once Jefferson came back from suspension, and Lee threw two interceptions in the regular season meeting against Alabama, head coach Les Miles went back to Jefferson as the starting quarterback and Lee rarely played the rest of the year.

Many observers criticized LSU for not playing Lee in the national championship loss to Alabama after Jefferson had a very disappointing outing.

Lee made a lot of strides his senior season completing 104 of 167 passes (62.3%) for 1,306 yards with 14 touchdowns and only three interceptions.

 

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

50% Jarrett Bush, 50% Pat Lee = 100% Pass.

GBP 4 LIFE

Mark's picture

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BJ's picture

As long as we don't draft that spoiled little whiner Kirk Cousins then I'm ok.

Karen's picture

Jarrett Lee's performance in the Casino Del Sol's All-Star game was great! He totally deserves to be courted by the NFL and offered a contract. I had the opportunity to meet him after the game, and his demeanor and character are outstanding! Les Miles probably regrets not playing Lee, but I doubt he'd admit to the public any time soon. His loss... NFL's gain!

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