Apr 11, 2012; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie at press conference at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
The draft and the bulk of the undrafted rookie free agency party has passed. Real football things come soon, but rookies don't report for orientation for a week and a half. We're in a little bit of a lull/holding pattern thingy. We'll invent things to write about anyway. Here's your daily Green Bay Packers news and links.
Reggie McKenzie is now in the process of gutting the Raiders' scouting department, and he might try to lure some Packers' scouts to the bay area.
Main theme: Ted Thompson is smart.
For a 15-1 team, there are going to be a LOT of rookies competing for serious playing time.
If a 4th round guy from an FCS school takes up a starting spot right away, I'll be impressed.
More from around SB Nation after the jump
I like McClellin, but I have to admit I like him a lot more as a 3-4 OLB than as a 4-3 DE. It will be very interesting to see how well he plays for the Bears. He's expected to get a shot to start opposite Julius Peppers. I think he was a reach at No. 19, especially for a 4-3 team.
Shocker: Ryan Tannehill is expected to start the year as the backup.
This is an awesome story.
"Last year I was offered incentives. This year they offered me in guaranteed money, HALF of what they just gave Kiwi guaranteed. HALF. I'm not making that up. Then Jerry tells the world they offered me an extension and I turned it down. And I look like a greedy pig for turning it down. Hilarious."