Senior Bowl week is a fun one for the NFL scouting community, and it just got a little more fun for Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst. This week, he finally gets to reunite with one of his good friends as a coworker, rather than simply seeing him in passing while they scout for different teams.
In December, Bob McGinn reported that the Packers were planning to hire Milt Hendrickson to a job in their front office. Hendrickson, a close friend of Gutekunst’s from their La Crosse days, had been under contract with the Baltimore Ravens as a national scout. With his contract now up, Tom Silverstein of Packersnews.com reports that he has officially signed on to come work for Gutekunst with the Packers.
That work begins in Mobile, Alabama, as Senior Bowl preparations began on Tuesday. Weigh-ins took place in the morning, with the first practices beginning in the afternoon. Although the Packers have not yet Hendrickson’s official title, he is expected to hold a top position in the personnel department and Silverstein reports that he is indeed in Mobile this week in that capacity.
Look for an official announcement to come soon from the team. But for now, the personnel department — with Hendrickson aboard — is hard at work scouting out a hundred or so draft prospects.