Packers Calendar: Utah Among Featured Events on Pro-Day Circuit

Defensive back Eric Rowe and edge defender Nate Orchard will be among the players working out for scouts on Thursday.

Enjoy some Sweet 16 action this evening. On Wisconsin.

Now that the NFL owners meeting is over, it's back to focusing on the draft for the Green Bay Packers.

Team scouts and personnel executives will be out and about on Thursday looking at next class of potential Packers rookies.

Among the workouts being held on Thursday, Utah figures to hold the most interest. Utes invited to the NFL Combine include defensive back Eric Rowe, edge defender Nate Orchard, wide receivers Dres Anderson and Kaelin Clay and offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi.

Rowe, in particular, could hold interest to a team like the Packers that lost two cornerbacks in free agency. As a safety that converted to cornerback his senior year, Rowe has some positional flexibility.

Coming into the NFL Combine, there were questions whether Rowe would have the speed necessary to play cornerback at a relatively big 6'1 and 205 lbs. But after turning in a time of 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash, it looks more and more like Rowe is capable of becoming a cornerback in the Richard Sherman mold.

Orchard, meanwhile, is a fringe first round prospect more likely to go on Day 2 of the draft. With a quick first step, he provides pass-rush potential.

Other pro-day events being held on Thursday include Tulane, North Dakota State, Houston, North Texas, Middle Tennessee State and Fordham.

The Packers do not publish a list of pro days they attend, but they are typically represented at a majority.

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