The Green Bay Packers continue to bring in lightly-regarded prospects for the team’s official visits as the 2017 NFL Draft continues to grow nearer. This week, another report of a visit came to light via Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com, as the Packers are putting in their research on an edge rusher who had a productive senior season.
The player is Johnathan Calvin, who played his college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Calvin was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, but he did work out at the Bulldogs’ Pro Day on March 22nd. Calvin reportedly measured in at 6-foot-3 and 266 pounds, ran his 40-yard dash in 4.89 seconds, and posted a vertical jump of 34” with a 3-cone time of 7.08 seconds. (Numbers from NFLdraftscout.com) Those testing numbers put him about on par with Reggie Gilbert, who signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent a year ago, though Calvin ran better in the cone and shuttle drills.
As a senior, Calvin had a big year, recording 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks plus two forced fumbles, one recovery, and an interception. He was a junior college transfer, playing his first two years at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi.
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