With 20 days left until the 2017 NFL Draft, we continue to receive reports of players who are taking official pre-draft visits with the Green Bay Packers. The latest report from Friday afternoon is about a player who only has to drive a few hours east to get to Lambeau Field.
Darren Wolfson of Eyewitness 5 News in Minneapolis reports that Minnesota Golden Gophers offensive lineman Jonah Pirsig is having a formal visit with the Packers on Friday.
Pirsig was a two-year starter, primarily playing right tackle, and he has a massive frame at 6-foot-8. He was also a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, and was named the Gophers’ Offensive Lineman of the Year during his junior season in 2015.
Although Pirsig was primarily a right tackle, Wolfson notes that he also played left tackle, guard, and center during his time in the Twin Cities. That versatility could make him an intriguing option for a Packers line that recently lost its most versatile piece, JC Tretter, to free agency.