After an initial round of reporting that the Green Bay Packers will bring in several top 2019 NFL Draft prospects for pre-draft visits, the team appears to be scheduling meetings with some lesser-known players as they continue using their allotment of 30. On Thursday, we have news of two new visitors: Arkansas pass-rusher Randy Ramsey and Texas tight end Andrew Beck.
News about Ramsey comes from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The somewhat undersized Ramsey played linebacker, defensive end, and even some defensive tackle for the Razorbacks despite a 6-foot-3, 238-pound frame. He recorded three sacks in each of his final two seasons, while accumulating 8.5 total in his career to go with five forced fumbles. Arkansas had its Pro Day on March 11th, but Ramsey’s results are not readily available. He seemingly projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL, though the Packers have taken some players with similar builds and backgrounds to Ramsey and moved them off the ball in the past.
Beck, whose visit was reported by Aaron Wilson, is an athletic tight end prospect who was lightly used in the passing game by the Longhorns. He started every game in 2018 as a senior, catching 28 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns. However, his Pro Day testing appeared to be impressive, as reported by SB Nation’s Texas blog, Burnt Orange Nation:
Beck tested extremely well — 4.55 to 4.63 in the 40-yard dash, with a 34-inch vertical and elite 4.19 short shuttle. He said the feedback he received from scouts was positive, as he was able to show more running routes and catching passes than he did at Texas, though he did catch 28 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. With his strong Pro Day, Beck might have a chance to get drafted now.
In addition, Beck has a great story off the field, visiting hospital patients before this year’s Sugar Bowl and communicating with them in sign language.
As the 2019 Draft heads into its late stages on Saturday, April 27th, keep these two names in mind for the Packers, who currently hold six picks on the final day.