With the college Pro Day schedule nearing its completion in the next week or so, NFL teams are beginning to line up their formal visits to close out the pre-draft process. Each franchise is allowed to conduct 30 such visits with players, and there are numerous different strategies in use around the league.
Some teams drafting near the top of the first round will host a number of top players to narrow down their selections. However, the Green Bay Packers have typically reserved most of these visits for unheralded prospects, many of whom end up being day-three draft picks or undrafted free agent signings by the franchise.
The first report of a player scheduled to visit the Packers comes to us from Josh Norris of Rotoworld, who has reported that Purdue wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey will spend time with the Packers this April. He is also scheduled to meet with at least four other NFL teams, according to NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread.
Yancey is a big target with good change-of-direction ability and steadily increasing production throughout his career with the Boilermakers. Results from Purdue’s Pro Day (courtesy of NFLDraftScout.com) put him at 6’1-5/8” and 220 pounds, with a 4.53-second 40 and 6.84-second cone time. NFLDraftScout currently does not project him to be drafted.
The true senior has been a big-play threat in West Lafayette, averaging 16.6 yards per catch for his career. As a senior, that average was at its highest, as he caught 49 passes for 951 yards — an impressive 19.4 average — and ten touchdowns.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor for additional prospect visits over the next several weeks.