The Green Bay Packers and the rest of the NFL will wrap up the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine today. The final day of the event will feature defensive backs running their drills, concluding the seven-day event.
Over the past week, there has been plenty of news out of Indianapolis regarding the Packers, however, and we have a handful from the weekend for you here in today's curds. Check out wide receiver Kolby Listenbee, for example, a speed demon from TCU. Or read up on LSU linebacker Deion Jones, who could be an ideal fit as the athletic cover inside linebacker that the Packers appear to need.
Furthermore, we can look back at Combines of old, when the event was just in its infancy, and hear of some of the memories from a soon-to-be Hall of Fame Packers quarterback.
Packers face big decision with defense | Packersnews.com
Mike McCarthy told beat writers that this is going to be the second year of a three-year plan for the defense, but gave no more details on what that plan entails.
Top inside linebacker prospects tell their stories | Packers.com
Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith both have major injury concerns, but Smith's will almost certainly make him fall much farther in the draft thank Jack's. Smith did have an official meeting with the Packers, and was reportedly impressed with Mike McCarthy.
LSU's Deion Jones could be this year's Damarious Randall | 247sports.com
Don't be fooled by Jones' 219-pound weight at the Combine - he reported that he typically plays around 230 pounds. He will need to show he can still move at that weight as well as he did at 219 in Indianapolis, however.
Packers held a formal interview with TCU receiver Kolby Listenbee | JSOnline.com
Listenbee provides something that the Packers lacked at the receiver position last year: pure speed. He ran a 4.35-second 40-yard dash, despite starting to run just 10 days ago due to rehabbing an injury.
Mike McCarthy impressed with Ty Montgomery despite 'significant' injury - ESPN
Apparently Montgomery's injury turned out to be damage to the cartilage in his ankle, which sheds some light on why he struggled, and ultimately failed, to get back on the field in 2015.
Brett Favre's NFL combine experience 25 years ago - ESPN
At that time, agents and even family members were allowed to go into team interviews with players. Irv Favre joined Brett when the Chiefs talked to him, and told the team that he was the reason for Brett's "rocket arm."
A guide to eating Taco Bell for the soon-to-be-millionaires in the NFL Draft - SBNation.com
Some NFL Draft prospects are just like you and me. Take Grand Valley State's Matt Judon, for example, who said that Taco Bell will be the first thing he buys when he gets his NFL signing bonus.
Finally, let's celebrate February 29th in the only appropriate manner: