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Cheese Curds, 1/29: Pro Bowl/Senior Bowl recaps; Ted Thompson settles into new role

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The Packers’ former GM wasn’t at the Senior Bowl last week, but he’s now back to the grind of a traditional scout and apparently loves it.

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As the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles descend upon Minnesota for Super Bowl LII, the other 30 NFL teams are in full preparation mode for the 2018 NFL Draft.

The first major milestone of draft season was yesterday at the Reese’s Senior Bowl. NFL scouts got an up close look at the top prospects in this year’s draft class all last week at practice leading up to yesterday’s game.

In a result just as meaningful as the outcome of the Pro Bowl, the South team defeated the North 45-16.

This was the first chance for many of prospects to either increase or decrease their draft stock during draft season. Their next major opportunity will be at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis at the end of February.

It will be interesting to watch how the Green Bay Packers operate in the leadup to the draft with general manager Brian Gutekunst taking charge of football operations this off-season. His predecessor Ted Thompson has moved into a senior adviser/scouting role and how much influence he will have on Gutekunst will be something to watch.

More on these topics plus why Josh Allen might be out of his mind in today’s cheese curds.

Seven NFL draft prospects who helped themselves in the Senior Bowl--NFL.com

A few players stood out to Daniel Jeremiah including an edge rusher who has been mocked to the Packers in a few early mock drafts.

South team wins in blowout fashion--Pro Football Focus

Here is a very detailed recap of the game for those who did not or could not watch it.

Adams, Daniels enjoy Pro Bowl week--Packers.com

Meanwhile in Orlando, Mike Daniels and Davante Adams soaked in their first exoeriences at the Pro Bowl. Unfortunately they came out on the short end of a 24-23 AFC victory.

Former GM Ted Thompson energized by new role as Packers’ talent scout--PackersNews.com

No word on if he has regained his “sizzle” but Thompson is going to back to what enjoys most: scouting and identifying talent.

Josh Allen compares mindset to Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre--24/7 Sports

Memo to the quarterback from Wyoming: Aaron Rodgers is not a gunslinger.