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Packers host Ole Miss OT Greg Little on pre-draft visit

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Packers host Ole Miss OT Greg Little on pre-draft visit

-- Ole Miss offensive tackle Greg Little was in Green Bay for a pre-draft visit on Monday, according to his Instagram account.

The 21-year old chose to forego his senior season and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft, presenting the Packers with the option of prioritizing the future of their right tackle position if they choose to let Bryan Bulaga walk next offseason.

An All-SEC First Team selection and former All-American in high school, Little has the ability to play within a zone-blocking scheme. Precisely the kind that new Packers coach Matt LaFleur will implement in his first season.

Little started 12 games for the Rebels in back-to-back seasons to close out his collegiate career, entering this month's draft as one of the class' top tackle prospects.

The Packers signed Billy Turner during the free agency period with the intention of likely playing him at right guard, but Turner is also capable of kicking out to tackle in the event of the Packers needing a formidable replacement there. 

Jason Spriggs, Alex Light and Gerhard de Beer are pure backup tackles on the roster whereas Lane Taylor and Adam Pankey are guards capable of filling versatile roles.

The Packers could very well be in the mix for an offensive lineman at some point in the draft later this month, but there's certainly interest in Little. Team brass already met with him once at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. 

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Zachary Jacobson is a staff writer/reporter for Cheesehead TV. He's the voice of The Leap on iTunes and can be heard on The Scoop KLGR 1490 AM every Saturday morning. He's also a contributor on the Pack-A-Day Podcast. He can be found on Twitter via @ZachAJacobson or contacted through email at [email protected].

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I like this . Be great if one of them fell to 44

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