The draft prospects have been measured, weighed, poked and prodded at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Now begins the on-field workouts for the players, including the heavily dissected 40-yard dash. As he has for the past few days, our beloved leader Evan "Tex" Western will be providing updates on the combine and potential Packers throughout the day, so make sure you're following @acmepackingco and @TexWestern on the Twitters.
In the meantime, here are some stories in and around the combine, including the possible return of Letroy Guion:
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy addressed several of the key offseason concerns for the team. Most interestingly, he says he supports recently arrested nose tackle Letroy Guion, and it sounds as though Don Barclay and Jared Abbrederis, two players who suffered ACL tears during training camp, have progressed well through the rehabilitation process.
In addition to the coaching changes, McCarthy briefly addressed the various contract situations with several players. It sure doesn't sound like there's any way Julius Peppers isn't in green and gold next season.
Slot receivers like Randall Cobb are rarely paid nearly eight figures. Even though it would never happen, would the Packers be better off spending that money on free agent tight end Julius Thomas? It's an interesting thought experiment.
Little was expected out of Jarrett Bush this year besides quality special teams play. Will the unit's 2014 struggles affect the team's willingness to bring him back next year?
Most people understand how the 40-yard dash works, but for those interested in learning about drills like the 3-cone, these videos by NFL Network's Mike Mayock are an easy way to understand how the workouts operate and what they're used for.
The forgotten man in the Packers' receiving corps in 2014 looks to make an impact in 2015, and Mike McCarthy seems to think that he's ready to break out onto the scene in a big way.