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Cheese Curds 5/8: Packers’ rookies hit the ground running

Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers is horsing around in Kentucky.

NFL: Green Bay Packers Rookie Orientation Mark Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

With the spectacle of the NFL Draft now firmly in the rear view mirror, the NFL world will go relatively quiet for the next two and a half months until training camp begins.

Don't think that means NOTHING will be happening, however. Teams are currently wrapping up rookie minicamps and soon other full team mini camps and organized team activities (OTAs) will be taking place.

Over the weekend, the Packers got an up close and personal look at their 2017 draft class as well as their undrafted free agents at their own rookie camp. There is a long way to go before the final roster is set, but the answer to whether or not Green Bay has a diamond in the rough in their rookie tryout class has begun to be uncovered.

Safety Jones a linebacker in

Pete Dougherty takes note that while safety was not high on the priority list for the Packers in the draft, Josh Jones showed in Friday's practice that he was indeed a need pick. Is Jones the next inside linebacker?

Packers wrap up rookie

Don't worry, Badgers/Packers fans. Vince Biegel's hand is fine. Quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Drew Bauer also impressed coach Mike McCarthy.

The other McCaffrey--Max--settles in with

Christian McCaffrey got a lot of hype before being taken eighth overall by the Carolina Panthers, but his brother Max has a rather unique distinction about him as well.

Max attended Packers rookie orientation despite being on an NFL roster last year. He was activated for only the NFC Championship against the Falcons, so he is eligible for rookie camps this year.

Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady bump into each other at the Kentucky Derby--CBS Sports

Here's hoping the two greatest quarterbacks of their generation bump into each other again at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota come February.

"You just want to be next" Packers introduce rookies to team

McCarthy has a neat way of introducing the rookie class to team history. Knowing that they are now part of that tradition hopefully will give these first year players extra motivation.