What to Watch for at the NFL Scouting Combine: Sunday Edition

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Here's all you need to know about Sunday's workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Position Groups: Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers

Potential Packers Targets: Kapri Bibbs, David Fales, Robert Herron, Tom Savage, Jordan Matthews

Overview: In all likelihood, the Packers won't have much interest in the top tier quarterbacks or running backs. With Aaron Rodgers locked up through the 2019 season, their only concern is his primary backup. That could be Matt Flynn or Scott Tolzien, but it could also be Pittsburgh's Tom Savage or David Fales (who the Packers have met with at the combine). Similarly, there is no immediate need to acquire a tailback with Eddie Lacy on the roster. That said, Green Bay could potentially lose James Starks and John Kuhn this offseason, so a mid-to-late round running back is a possibility. In that range, the Packers could take uber-productive Colorado State tailback Kapri Bibbs.

The position group working out on Sunday expected to garner the most attention from Green Bay's personnel department is wide receiver. None of the Packers' top three receivers are under contract past the 2014 season, and Ted Thomson's history suggests that he'll draft a wideout now rather than after his current receivers have departed.

As has been discussed on this site, Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews is the most likely candidate should Green Bay elect to use a first or second round pick at the position. He fits the profile of a Packers wide receiver, and he has plenty of connections with Green Bay's front office. Another possibility is Wyoming's Robert Herron. At 5-9, he's a more diminutive receiver, but his speed (potentially the best in the draft) and versatility (returns kicks and punts, can line up at tailback) will draw comparisons to Randall Cobb.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Hook'em Headlines. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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