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Packers host EDGE Samson Ebukam for pre-Draft visit

The Eastern Washington pass-rusher has some very impressive physical tools.

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Another day, another draft prospect visit reported for the Green Bay Packers. Once again, today’s report comes about a player from a non-FBS school.

Per Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, Samson Ebukam is coming to Green Bay for an official visit on Monday. Ebukam is an edge rusher prospect out of Eastern Washington, a school that has several draft prospects this year, including wide receiver Cooper Kupp.

Ebukam is a ridiculous athlete, at least according to his reported Pro Day results. At 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, his 40-yard dash was reported at 4.50 seconds with a blistering 1.53 time for his first 10 yards. He also has great explosion numbers, with a 39” vertical and 10’10” broad jump, plus a 3-cone time of 7.07 seconds.

In his senior season, Ebukam recorded a total of 9.5 sacks with 15 total tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. For his career, he recorded a total of 24 sacks. He also earned an invitation to participate in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, one of the college all-star games in January.

According to Ebukam’s bio on EWU’s website, the school played primarily in a 4-2-5 defense during 2015 and 2016, which is similar to the Packers’ 2-4-5 nickel formation that has become the team’s primary defensive alignment. That suggests that only modest adjustments would be necessary for him to convert to a stand-up pass-rushing linebacker role — primarily just learning to rush from a two-point stance instead of with a hand on the ground.