The Green Bay Packers need to conclude their top-30 visits for 2019 NFL Draft prospects this week, and they have reportedly brought in another pair of possible late-round draft picks or undrafted players for meetings or workouts, taking the reported number of visitors up to 21.
The first new name on the list is linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III from the University of Akron. Gilbert was a three-year starter for the Zips, and he was a tackling machine as a sophomore and junior, when he won first-team All-MAC honors. He posted 121 total tackles (11.5 for losses), four sacks, and three forced fumbles in 2016, then put up 140 stops (9.5 for losses), four sacks, and three interceptions in 2017.
Gilbert is a smaller linebacker with excellent speed. According to Draftscout.com, he mesured in at 6-foot and 224 pounds, but ran a 4.51-second 40-yard dash and a 7.03-second 3-cone drill at Akron’s Pro Day. He also posted great explosion numbers with a 39.5-inch vertical and 10-foot-6 broad jump, leading to an RAS value of over 8.
The second player is running back Damarea Crockett from Missouri. Crockett is an early entrant into the draft, whose finest season came in 2016 as a freshman. That year, he ran for over 1,000 yards and ten touchdowns while averaging 6.9 yards per carry. He missed half of his sophomore season due to injury before bouncing back in 2018 with 700 yards and seven rushing scores.
The 5-foot-10, 225-pound Crockett ran a 4.50 forty at Missouri’s Pro Day while posting a 37-inch vertical.
Zach Kruse of Packers Wire was first to report both visits.