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, signed, or otherwise acquired eight visitors from each of the last two draft classes."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football Advicehas drafted, signed, or otherwise acquired eight visitors from each of the last two draft classes.CDTShareTweetShareShareThe Packers usually acquire several players who take pre-draft visits to Green BayJeff Hanisch-USA TODAY SportsTracking an NFL team’s Top-30 pre-NFL Draft visits can often seem like a fool’s errand. Many teams seem to use their visits to focus on bringing in players under consideration with their early draft picks. That necessarily results in each team only acquiring one or two players from the list of visitors.Under Ted Thompson and Brian Gutekunst, however, the Green Bay Packers have had much more success in acquiring the players who visit the Packers’ facilities, however. These players end up in Green Bay either as late-round draft picks or undrafted rookies, and in some cases they even sign with the Packers a year or two later.Although Gutekunst has expanded his view for visits beyond Thompson’s vision — which was primarily focused on late-round picks, potential undrafted players, and prospects with significant character concerns — he did still land eight players in his first draft year from his visit pool. Four of those were draft picks Womens Lance Kendricks Jersey
, including the highest-drafted visitor to Green Bay since 2013, but another four came to Green Bay after the draft in one way or another.Here’s a look at all of the names since 2013 who were confirmed to have visited the Packers before the draft and ended up wearing Green and Gold at some point.2018 VisitsPlayerPositionHow AcquiredPlayerPositionHow Acquired2017 VisitsPlayerPositionHow AcquiredPlayerPositionHow AcquiredThe 2016 season saw few of the Packers’ reported visits end up with the organization. Just two names from our list that season became Packers. One was running back Don Jackson, signed as an undrafted free agent. The other, offensive lineman Kyle Steuck, was a UDFA as well, though he came as part of the Packers’ local visit allotment rather than as a Top-30 visit.In 2015, Ted Thompson hit on a number of players again. Three became Packers immediately and a fourth ended up signing in Green Bay several years later as Joey Mbu spent the summer and training camp with the Packers in 2018:2015 VisitsPlayerPositionHow AcquiredPlayerPositionHow AcquiredAccording to Wes Hodkiewicz (then of the Green Bay Press-Gazette) in 2015, the Packers brought in just two visitors from the 2014 class, both as UDFAs: linebacker Joe Thomas and offensive lineman John Fullington. However, 2013 was another big year:2013 VisitsPlayerPositionHow AcquiredPlayerPositionHow AcquiredIn total Womens Jason Spriggs Jersey
, the Packers have eventually acquired 32 players whom they brought in for official visits over the past six drafts — an average of about five per year. The Packers never intended CSTShareTweetShareSharePackers 2018 additions: Byron Bell falls into starting roleJake Roth-USA TODAY SportsOver the next two weeks, Acme Packing Company will break down each position group on the Green Bay Packers and provide insight into how they performed during the 2018 season. Today, we examine the offensive line.Last offseason, the Green Bay Packers rolled the dice on their interior offensive line. Already set at both tackle spots and center, the front office only brought in late-round pick Cole Madison and “street” free agent Byron Bell to compete with Justin McCray for the starting job at right guard. While none of those players seemed like top-flight starters, the team only needed one to surprise in order to hold down the position.The plan didn’t’ quite pan out. Madison never reported to training camp (and thus did not merit inclusion on this list) while McCray suffered a shoulder injury early in the season and ended up spending many weeks on the inactive list. That left Bell to start the majority of the Packers’ games at right guard.Byron BellHow acquired: Signed as “street” free agentStats: 12 game appearances, nine starts, 33 total pressures allowedBell, a longtime starting lineman with the Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans http://www.packerslockerroom.com/authentic-jimmy-graham-jersey
, and Dallas Cowboys, found himself without a team late into the offseason. The Packers scooped him up on a one-year deal on May 30. Bell didn’t offer much on paper, but the team felt that his experience could prove valuable should injuries press the veteran into duty for a few games.A few games turned into 12, nine of them starts. To his credit, Bell acquitted himself better than McCray, who struggled early and often before a shoulder injury effectively ended his time as the Packers’ preferred starter at right guard. But Bell still allowed 33 total pressures during his 365 snaps, giving him the highest pressure rate of any offensive lineman in Green Bay (9 percent). The offense had plenty of problems in 2018, but the revolving door at right guard proved to be one of the worst.