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Packers Draft Tracker: Visits and Workouts

With all-star games, the NFL combine and pro days now in the rear-view mirror, the last remaining step in the long, grinding draft process is the official visits and workouts.

Up until a week before the 2013 NFL draft, each team will receive an allowance of 30 official visits and workouts of college prospects.

In 2012, Maine safety Jerron McMillian made an official visit to Green Bay before the Packers drafted him in the fourth round. A year earlier, UNC tight end Ryan Taylor, Utah receiver/returner Shaky Smithson and Youngstown State cornerback Brandian Ross made official visits before the Packers took Taylor in the seventh round and signed Smithson and Ross shortly after the draft.

Here is a list of 2013 prospects who have made official visits. The list will update through April 25 as more names are reported:

DT Byron Jerideau, South Carolina
6-1, 316 lbs.
Source: Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

JUCO transfer who played in 33 games (13 starts) over three years in Division I. Made 10 tackles for losses and six sacks. Most productive year came in 2012, with 40 tackles (5.5 for losses) and 2.5 sacks. Can reportedly bench 500 pounds and squat 670. Bench pressed 225 pounds 37 times and posted a 40-yard dash of 5.16 seconds at pro day.

OLB Ja'Gared Davis, SMU
6-0, 238 lbs.
Source: Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 

Four-year starter who played in 53 games (44 starts) and tallied 20.5 sacks. Finished career with a 41.5 tackles for losses. Best year came in 2010, when he made 90 tackles (16 for losses), nine sacks and one forced fumble and was named first-team All-Conference USA. Caused eight career fumbles, intercepted four passes, broke up 20 others and scored four touchdowns. Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds, did 14 reps at 225 pounds and posted a vertical leap of 32.5 inches at pro day.

DE/OLB Andy Mulumba, Eastern Michigan
6-3, 262 lbs.
Source: Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Canadian native made 31 collegiate starts and recorded 156 tackles, including 18 for losses. Made 73 tackles (team-high seven for losses) and one sack (seven hurries) in 12 starts in 2012, which earned him second-team All-MAC honors. Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.80 seconds, posted 23 reps at 225 lbs. and had a vertical leap of 36 inches at official pro day.

WR Eric Rogers, Cal Lutheran
6-3, 206 lbs.
Source: Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

School record holder in receptions (220), receiving yards (3,461) and receiving touchdowns (41). As a senior, caught 91 passes for 1,298 yards and 18 touchdowns, each single-season school records. Division III All-American. Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds and posted a vertical leap of 37 inches at official pro day, in which the Packers and 10 other teams attended.

FB Kyle Juszczyk, Harvard
6-1, 248 lbs.
Source: Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Played both fullback and tight end and caught an Ivy League-high eight touchdowns in 2012. Finished sixth in school history in receptions, seventh in receiving yards (1,576) and third in receiving touchdowns (22). Ran the 40-yard dash at 4.73 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times and posted a 37-inch vertical leap at the Harvard pro day.

CB Rashaan Melvin, Northern Illinois
6-1, 195 lbs.
Source: Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

The three-year starter made 171 tackles, broke up 30 passes and intercepted six more over 41 games. Led the MAC with 17 passes defenses in 2012. Surprised at his pro day when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds and posted a vertical leap of 38" while measuring almost 6-2. Torn labrum suffered in the Orange Bowl is still healing.

WR Charles Johnson, Grand Valley State
6-2, 215 lbs.
Source: Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 

Eastern Kentucky transfer caught 128 passes for 31 touchdowns in two seasons at Grand Valley State. Suspension at Eastern Kentucky spawned two years of flux before his transfer. Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds and posted a vertical jump of 39.5 inches at his pro day.

FB Ina Liaina, San Jose State
6-0, 240 lbs.
Source: Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 

Ran 54 times for 150 yards and one touchdown over 43 games. Also caught 14 passes for 134 yards and two scores. Recruited to San Jose State as a two-star linebacker prospect and made eight tackles during an experienced special teams career. At pro day, ran the 40-yard dash is 4.83 seconds and posted 22 reps at 225 pounds.

S Don Jones, Arkansas State
5-11, 191 lbs.
Source: Bill Huber, Packer Report

Made 128 tackles (12 for losses) and intercepted two passes over 26 games. Started collegiate career as a running back before transitioning to safety. Stuck behind current Packers safety M.D. Jennings first two years. Ran the 40-yard dash at 4.40 seconds at Arkansas State pro day, in which the Packers were in attendance. Also posted a 42-inch vertical leap and put up 17 reps at 225 pounds.

WR Kevin Dorsey, Maryland
6-2, 207 lbs.
Source: Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports 

Impressed at Maryland pro day by running the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds and posting a vertical leap of 38 inches.  Caught 81 passes for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns over four years, with career highs of 45 catches (2011), 573 yards (2011) and four touchdowns (2012). Ranks as the 74th best receiver at CBS Sports.

G Lane Taylor, Oklahoma State
6-3, 324 lbs.
Source: Tony Pauline, Draftinsider 

A four-year starter with almost 50 career collegiate starts in Stillwater. Was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2013 after not allowing a sack over 850 total snaps. Ranks as the 31st best offensive guard at CBS Sports.

DE/OLB Nate Palmer, Illinois State
6-2, 248 lbs.
Source: Aaron Wilson,

Illinois transfer tallied 17 sacks and 25.5 tackles for losses in two years at Illinois State. At Northwestern pro day, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds, bench-pressed 225 pounds 20 times and had a vertical leap of 35.5 inches.

CB Jumal Rolle, Catawba
6-0, 188 lbs.
Source: Aaron Wilson, 

Registered 16 interceptions, 41 pass breakups, 10 tackles for losses, five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and five blocked kicks over four years at Division II Catawba, located in North Carolina. Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, bench-pressed 225 pounds 17 times and registered a vertical leap of 35.5 inches.

DE Mike Catapano, Princeton
6-4, 271 lbs.
Source: KFFL 

Tallied 15.5 tackles for losses, 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles his senior season, in which he was awarded the Bushnell Cup for the Ivy League's top defensive player. Overall, he made 29.5 tackles for losses and 19.5 sacks over four years and was named All-Ivy League three of his four seasons. Was invited to play in East-West Shrine Game. At his pro day, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds, bench-pressed 225 pounds 33 times and had a 37.5-inch vertical leap.

RB Michael Hill, Missouri Western
5-10, 204 lbs.
Source: Adam Caplan, Sideline View

Ran for 4,969 yards and 35 touchdowns over four decorated years, including a school-record 2,168 over 14 games in 2012. Was named Raycom All-Star game MVP after rushing for 148 yards and two scores. Was also named MIAA Offensive player of the year and finalist for Divison II player of the year. Caught 93 career passes for 882 yards and six touchdowns. At pro day, ran the 40-yard dash at 4.58 seconds.

C Patrick Lewis, Texas A&M
6-1, 311 lbs.
Source: Aaron Wilson, 

At his pro day, he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.28 seconds, bench-pressed 225 pounds 25 times and had a 20-yard shuttle of 4.93 seconds. Rated as the No. 24 overall center in 2013 class by CBS Sports and Also played guard at Texas A&M. Three-time All-Big 12 selection.

S Jakar Hamilton, South Carolina State
5-11, 186 lbs.
Source: Bill Huber, Packer Report

The Georgia transfer made just three starts in his one season at South Carolina State. Posted 40 tackles and three pass breakups. At pro day, in which the Packers attended, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds and registered a vertical leap of 40.5 inches.

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NashvillePacker's picture

Intriguing prospects especially Hill.

al's picture

yes hill is the new beast im telling ya he this because i saw his film and work outs lots of leg power can make ya miss the sad part someone else will get him before we pic ?

Hands's picture

When you see these players w/ little publicity, you can bet at least one will be w/ the Packers. Every year one of these players is either drafted or added as a UFA. The big question is which one? My bet would be Catapano drafted in the 5th round.

al's picture

i see two or three on this board hill #1 but he will be gone before packers pic this guy gone mid 2 round

al's picture

its aways best avaible player no matter what !!!!!!!!!!!

al's picture

lane taylor gaurd 850 snaps no sacks giving up thats a good pic there ?

Jamie's picture

Lane Taylor ...Sitton 2.0??

al's picture

yes lane or hill :)

wiazcat's picture

Is the writing on the wall for Kuhn. The have been conected to three fullbacks

aussiepacker's picture

Was just thinking the same thing. Ted might be thinking about trying to find a cheaper FB?

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