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Packers do their research

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Heatherthepackgirl, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Heatherthepackgirl

    Heatherthepackgirl Cheesehead

    Nov 22, 2005
    Players asked about injuries, character
    Posted: April 14, 2007

    Under general manager Ted Thompson, the Green Bay Packers have used their 30 allotted pre-draft visits to meet with players who are coming off injuries, have character issues or might not be drafted.

    Two of the better-known players who fall into that range are California running back Marshawn Lynch and Nevada-Las Vegas cornerback Eric Wright, both of whom are expected to be first-day picks.

    Lynch is expected to visit Green Bay this week and Wright visited last Tuesday and Wednesday, according to their agents.

    Lynch, considered the No. 2 running back in the draft, is a potential replacement for departed free agent Ahman Green.

    The Packers probably want to discuss some off-the-field incidents Lynch has been involved in, particularly in light of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's new tougher personal conduct policy. Lynch was shot at while sitting in a car and in January was accused of sexual assault by a high school girlfriend.

    Charges were never filed in either instance - the latter because of lack of evidence and inconsistencies in the woman's story - but Lynch has been forced to address the matters with teams and the media.

    Wright's stock is climbing fast after he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds at the scouting combine, and he might be a first-round pick. He has both injury and character questions.

    The former USC transfer injured a knee last year. In addition, he was arrested in March 2005 by police investigating reports of an assault. The case was dropped due to insufficient evidence.
  2. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

    Aug 15, 2005
    GB is very thorough this year(thats my word of the day).

    Yay potential cornerback!

    thanks heather

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