Like the other pro day round-ups we've done here at Cheesehead TV (Mar. 30, Mar. 10), we take a look at what others have reported from around the nation, making connections between the Green Bay Packers and some of the prospects coming out for this year's NFL Draft.
The Packers were reportedly in attendance at BYU's pro day in mid-March, but perhaps more interesting was news that linebacker Kyle Van Noy has been working out with Clay Matthews among other players for the agency that represents them, according to Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune:
Van Noy said he chose the agency Athletes First and Justin Schulman to represent him and has been training in San Diego with NFL players such as Von Miller of the Broncos, Clay Mathews of the Packers and Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings.
Van Noy fits the mold of 3-4 outside linebacker, much like Matthews. He has been projected as high as late in the first round by NFL Draft analysts but few have him being selected as high as No. 21 where the Packers pick.
At his pro day workout, Van Noy chose not to participate in measured drills, instead choosing to stand on his numbers from the NFL Combine. But he did participate in on-field linebacker drills.
The Packers may have been at the Wake Forest pro day, but one player they showed particular interest in was from nearby Winston-Salem State, a Division II school in North Carolina.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, the Packers spoke to linebacker Carlos Fields Jr., the CIAA co-Defensive Player of the Year.
“There’s been a few scouts that have talked with me,” Fields is quoted as saying. “The Green Bay Packers, the Chiefs, and the Panthers seem like they are interested, so that’s been good. I’m just trying to keep a good attitude and keep smiling, and hopefully I’ll get a shot.”
Although he played outside linebacker in college, Fields' size suggests he would be an inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. He checked in at just less than 6' 1" and weighed 238 lbs. Fields himself said he thought he ran 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash but did not receive an official time.
Fields made 93 tackles, 8.5 for a loss and two interceptions in 2013.
San Diego State
The Packers were reportedly in attendance at San Diego State's pro day in March and had the opportunity to see players at a variety of positions, but perhaps none deeper than safety.
Unusually, the Aztecs had four senior safeties working out, including Nat Berhe, Eric Pinkins, Gabe Lemon and Marcus Andrews. Given the lack of depth at the position in Green Bay, they probably took note.
Berhe was invited to the NFL Combine, but it was Pinkins who put up some of the best numbers. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Pinkins had 25 reps on the 225-pound bench press, ran the 40 in 4.46 seconds, had a vertical jump of 39.5 inches and a vertical jump of 10' 6".
According to GMB Management Group, the Packers are one of seven NFL teams to show interest in linebacker Terrance Bullitt, who will also take part in the NFL's Super Regional Combine Apr. 12 in Detroit.
Per EverythingLubbock.com, Bullitt had a 40-inch vertical and ran the 40 in 4.68 seconds at his pro day.
Bullitt would appear to be a good athlete, but may be a player without a true position. He played outside linebacker his senior season at Texas Tech at 6' 3" and 226 lbs., but played safety earlier in his career.
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