As we inch closer and closer to the 2018 NFL Draft, the list of players who have visited or will meet with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field is continuing to take shape. NFL teams have until Wednesday to conduct their 30 official visits with draft prospects, and Packers fans should be hoping that the team is nearly wrapped up with them after likely seeing no prospects arrive during the past weekend’s snowstorm.
Thankfully, we have three more names to add to the list, thanks to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, bringing the total number of visits we have learned about so far up to 17. The three new additions are UCLA offensive tackle Kolton Miller, Washington wide receiver Dante Pettis, and Penn wideout Justin Watson.
Miller exploded at the Combine and saw his draft stock rise as a result. Posting one of the most impressive workouts by an offensive lineman in Combine history, Miller has now worked his way into round-one discussion. Miller ran a 4.91-second 40-yard dash, posted jumps of 31.5 inches in the vertical and 10-foot-1 in the broad, and had excellent agility times of 4.49 seconds (short shuttle) and 7.34 seconds (3-cone). Perhaps most impressive is that he did so standing 6-foot-8 5/8 and weighing 309 pounds.
Pettis is a borderline day-two prospect whose tape shows a player with excellent speed and agility. However, he did not go through any athletic testing at the Combine or at the Huskies’ Pro Day due to an ankle injury he suffered late in the 2017 season. With that said, the 6-foot, 186-pound Pettis is a home-run threat on every play, particularly on punt returns; he took nine punts back for touchdowns in his career, with four scores and a 20.4-yard average as a senior. Pettis’ finest receiving season came as a junior, when he caught 53 passes for 822 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Finally, Watson is a lesser-known prospect playing at the FCS level, and he did not receive an invite to the Combine. However, his Pro Day numbers (provided by NFL Draft Scout) show a tall, fast, explosive receiver; he is listed at 6-foot-2 3/8 and 215 pounds, and his numbers include a 4.44 40-yard dash, 20 reps on the bench press, and a 40-inch vertical. Watson recorded at least 70 receptions, 1,000 yards, and 8 touchdowns in each of his final three years for the Quakers. During his senior year, he racked up 81 catches, 1,083 yards, and 14 touchdowns, while scoring in every one of Penn’s games and never having fewer than six receptions in any contest.
Demovsky mentions Watson as a potential day-two pick, while NFL Draft Scout has him rated as a sixth-round prospect.