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Bronson Kaufusi to meet with Packers, per report

The Packers reportedly plan to spend some time with BYU defensive lineman Bronson Kaufusi.

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The Green Bay Packers need to restock the defensive line after B.J. Raji's surprise retirement and Mike Pennel's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. To that end, they plan to meet with BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi before the draft, Rotoworld's Josh Norris reports.

Kaufusi played in an odd-front defense at BYU, and has experience lining up in a number of spots across the defense. He possesses robust athleticism, completing the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.25 seconds while weighing 285 pounds. His 6-foot-6 frame also allows him to knock down passes most defensive linemen cannot reach.

However, Kaufusi does come with one significant red flag: age. Already 25, the defensive lineman has likely already reached his pinnacle physically and would nearly reach 30 years of age when his rookie contract expires. Older prospects often falter in the NFL, as the physical advantages they held in college don't always translate to the next level.

During his BYU career, Kaufusi racked up 25 1/2 sacks (10 in 2015) along with 169 tackles, 14 pass deflections, six forced fumbles and two interceptions.

Jason B. Hirschhorn is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and covers the NFL for Sports on Earth and SB Nation. He also serves as the senior writer and editor for Acme Packing Company, a Green Bay Packers blog.