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Cheese Curds, 4/12: Packers scout small-school prospects and may eye trade out of Round 1

As speculation abounds about Ted Thompson's strategy for the 29th pick, he is certainly doing his research on prospects for the later rounds.

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15 days...there are just 15 days to go until the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to go on the clock with the 29th overall pick, which should come in late on the first night of the draft.

However, there is a growing feeling, at least among some who cover the Packers, that the team could trade back out of round one and into the second round. There are a variety of reasons why this is a common thought process, and in today's Cheese Curds we will find one such discussion of that possibility.

In the meantime, we do know that the Packers are scouting a number of smaller school prospects and players who are likely to be left as free agents after the draft concludes. A quick look through the team's reported draft visits (10 of the 30 of which have been reported so far) makes that clear. After all, only four of the ten reports so far come from college programs in the power five conferences, and two aren't even FBS programs. One of those two players gets a scouting report this week, as he looks to make an impact on an NFL roster this fall.

Will Ted Thompson trade down in NFL draft? |
Based on the Packers' draft slot (29th overall) and the likelihood of teams in the early 2nd round wanting to get a quarterback at the end of round one, there is definitely a good chance that the Packers could be willing trade partners.

Being Ted Thompson: Cornerbacks and Safeties |
Justis Mosqueda is back once again to look at the Packers' trends in the draft. Ultimately, the first-round players who fit the Packers' athletic thresholds at cornerback have mainly gone on to be very good players.

Christian McCaffrey could be Ty Montgomery 2.0 for Green Bay Packers - ESPN
It appears to be Rob Demovsky's personal quest to get a big-name running back in Green Bay this offseason, and he's back at it with a discussion of how the two Stanford products compare.

Georgia State WR Robert Davis: The next Jeff Janis? | Packers Wire
The similarities between Davis and Janis are impressive - both are 6'3" and 219 pounds, both ran the 40-yard dash at the Combine in the low 4.4s, and both have very good explosiveness and agility numbers.

PFF scouting report: Samson Ebukam, Edge, Eastern Wash | PFF
Ebukam is taking a visit to Green Bay, and if he can learn to improve his hand usage and tackling, he should turn into a useful piece for a pass-rush rotation.

How long has it been since each college team's last 1st-round NFL draft pick? -
Indiana hasn't had a first-rounder since 1994, but that's only half as bad as Iowa State, whose last first-round product came in 1973.