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Packers hosted OL Kofi Amichia on pre-draft visit, per report

The college tackle is a good athlete but likely projects as a guard in the NFL, which fits the Packers’ tendencies well.

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While the Green Bay Packers might not stick as to their athletic thresholds when scouting late-round picks and undrafted free agents as closely as they do when evaluating early-round draftees, there are certain qualities that they still value, regardless of how a player is acquired.

One such quality is experience playing the blind-side offensive tackle position, and this week the team reportedly has brought out a college left tackle for a visit. That player is Kofi Amichia, and the report comes from ESPN’s Jenna Laine:

Amichia started every game over the past two years at left tackle for the Bulls, who went 11-2 in 2016 and finished 19th in the final AP poll of the season. Willie Taggart, USF’s coach for the past few years, left prior to the bowl game this winter to take the head coaching job at Oregon.

While Amichia played tackle in Tampa, he probably projects as an interior lineman in the pros, and the Packers are certainly comfortable with having young players make that transition. His Pro Day was a very good one as well; according to NFL Draft Scout, he measured in at 6’3-5/8” tall and 305 pounds, but ran his 40-yard dash in 4.99 seconds. He also reportedly posted a 33.5” vertical.

Click here for our full list of reported Packers pre-draft visits.