With the 2019 NFL Draft quickly approaching, the Green Bay Packers will meet with another prospect on Monday. Ole Miss offensive tackle Greg Little traveled to Wisconsin Sunday for an official pre-draft meeting with the team, according to a post on his Instagram. Packers Wire’s Zach Kruse first reported the development.
A 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman, Little entered the draft process as one of the top prospects at his position. He served as Ole Miss’ starting left tackle for the past three seasons, earning two All-SEC nods along the way. In addition to Little’s massive frame, he possesses 35.5-inch arms and 10.25-inch hands, both ideal sizes for an NFL offensive tackle.
However, Little’s performance at the NFL Scouting Combine fell somewhat short of expectation. He produced subpar scores in the 40-yard dash (5.33 seconds), the jumps (113-inch broad, 25-inch vertical), and short shuttle (4.74 seconds), leaving talent evaluators to question his athleticism. Those concerns could push Little outside the first round and into Day 2 of April’s draft.
Still, with the Packers felt it pertinent to meet with Little and determine whether he can thrive in Matt LaFleur’s offense. Starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga will hit free agency next offseason, and his age and health could deter the team from re-signing him. If so, perhaps Little could step in and become a long-term fixture opposite All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari.
NFL teams have 30 pre-draft visits they can use on rookie prospects. However, the Packers haven’t always utilized those visits with their top picks, selecting 2018 cornerback prospect Jaire Alexander in the first round despite not hosting him for a meeting.