The Green Bay Packers, like most NFL teams, tend to like quarterbacks who are 6-foot-2 or taller. It’s not a hard and fast rule — Joe Callahan is listed at six-foot-one — but all things being equal, a taller player will get a longer look than a shorter one.
All things are not equal when it comes to Temple quarterback P.J. Walker, however. Walker, whose given name is Phillip, is a 5’11-1/4” signal-caller and has been the Owls’ starter for each of the last 4 years after winning the job midway through his true freshman season. Walker reportedly visited the Packers recently, according to a report from the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson, and has taken a handful of other visits as well.
Walker developed as a passer each season at Temple, improving in nearly every statistical category each of his last three years. As a senior, he completed 58.2% of his passes for 3,295 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions, helping lead Temple to an AAC title and a 10-4 overall record.
One of the reasons that Walker is such an intriguing option is his athleticism. At his Pro Day in March, he ran an impressive 4.74-second 40-yard dash and put up a terrific time of 6.90 seconds in the 3-cone drill.
The Packers typically like to enter training camp with four quarterbacks on the roster. This means that with Aaron Rodgers, Brett Hundley, and Callahan all on the roster, they are likely to add one late in the draft or, more likely, in undrafted free agency. Walker could certainly be a possibility for the Packers after the draft concludes.
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