As the calendar clicks over to April, we are officially within sight of the 2018 NFL Draft. This week contains the final college Pro Days for the various major college football programs, giving a large group of players their final opportunity to make a case to NFL teams in a public setting. Among the schools that will be hosting Pro Days this week are Boise State and LSU, along with several others that you can find here.
Following Pro Days, there will be about three weeks before the draft, and in that time the Packers and other NFL teams will be holding official visits for a variety of prospects. We have started to see some of the names visiting the Packers trickling out, with one potential first-round cornerback in the group.
In today’s Cheese Curds, we find close looks at a pair of draft prospects who may intrigue the Packers, plus some discussion of the team’s activities in free agency (particularly at the cornerback position).
Packers didn’t make formal contract offer to CB Malcolm Butler | Packers Wire
Butler spoke to Sports Illustrated this week and did not list the Packers among those teams that gave him a "legitimate" contract offer. Does this concern you, or does the fact that the Packers were reportedly in the running to sign a handful of other top cornerbacks make this a non-issue?
Grading Packers’ offseason: Solid additions, but one key piece missing | ESPN
No, the Packers didn’t sign a top-tier free agent cornerback. Just how big a problem that is apparently depends on your perspective.
Bryan Bulaga’s future hazy amid Packers’ salary-cap constraints | Packersnews.com
There aren’t many high-priced free agents left on the market, and with the Packers holding on to just under $17 million in cap space, it seems unlikely that they would need to free up the additional $7.9 million that would come with releasing the veteran tackle.
Prospect Primer: T Joseph Noteboom, TCU | Packers.com
Noteboom is a name to watch for the Packers on day 2 of the draft. He checks every box the team typically looks for from a physical standpoint, he played primarily left tackle in college, and he has some positional versatility. In short, he's a typical Packers lineman.
James Washington scouting report: 2018 NFL draft’s do-it-all WR - SBNation.com
Here's a look at another Big XII prospect, Oklahoma State's James Washington. He is shorter than the receivers the Packers typically look for, but most signs point to him succeeding in the NFL.
Seahawks GM: 'Trust the process' during team 'reset' - NFL.com
John Schneider refuses to call the Seahawks' offseason a "rebuild," instead preferring the team "reset" for the way he has deconstructed the team this spring.