Several former Badgers are confirmed to be coming to Green Bay."

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  • liny195
    November 20, 2019 at 11:27 pm #2331

    />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal – WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal – WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareSharePackers will host local workouts for Wisconsin Badgers’ 2019 draft prospects this weekPhoto by Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesEach year J’Mon Moore Color Rush Jersey , every NFL team gets to invite 30 players to their team facilities for workouts, interviews, and medical examinations in advance of the NFL Draft. However, teams are also allowed to bring in an unlimited number of “local prospects,” players who either played college football at nearby universities or who claim their hometowns as being nearby the team facilities.For the Green Bay Packers, the most notable school whose prospects qualify as local players is the one in-state FBS program: the Wisconsin Badgers. This week, several draft-eligible Badgers will be making the short drive to the Northeast to Lambeau Field to meet with the team, reports ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. Demovsky has confirmed the names of three Wisconsin players who will be in attendance in the coming days: fullback Alec Ingold , linebacker Ryan Connelly, and edge rusher Andrew Van Ginkel. Other Badgers may be attending as well, but have not yet been confirmed. The team also has three offensive linemen likely to be drafted (David Edwards, Michael Dieter, and Beau Benzschawel) and another linebacker (T.J. Edwards), along with a few additional players who could hear their names come off the board in the late rounds (safety D’Cota Dixon and nose tackle Olive Sagapolu).Ingold was a short-yardage and goal-line stud for the Badgers for four years, starting at tailback before moving to fullback and bulking up. In the last few seasons, he developed into an excellent lead-blocker and a good receiver out of the backfield Davante Adams Jersey , and he scored a total of 21 touchdowns over his college career.Connelly took over as a starter in 2016, playing a significant role in Wisconsin’s season-opening win over LSU at Lambeau Field. In his final two seasons, he put up almost identical stat lines, with 88 and 89 total tackles, 11 and 10 tackles for loss, and three sacks plus a forced fumble in each campaign. Connelly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.66 seconds at the 2019 Combine.A junior college transfer from Iowa Western Community College, Van Ginkel played two seasons in Madison, recording 6.5 sacks in 2017 and 5.5 last year. He also posted a pair of forced fumbles in each season and picked off a pair of passes as a junior Josh Jones Color Rush Jersey , with those two big plays coming in the Big Ten Championship Game and the Orange Bowl. UPDATE: Three more Badgers are confirmed as visitors this week. The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Olivia Reiner reports that offensive tackle David Edwards, inside linebacker T.J. Edwards, and safety D’Cota Dixon are also attending this week’s workouts, along with players from Northern Illinois and Northwestern. The Packers have a new head coach for the first time since 2006, but the change from Mike McCarthy to Matt LaFleur is hitting harder on one side of the ball than the other.Green Bay held onto defensive coordinator Mike Pettine through the head coaching change and that’s allowed them continuity on that side of the ball while LaFleur takes the offense in a different direction. There are plenty of new faces to integrate into the mix after free agency and the draft, but linebacker Blake Martinez still feels the unit is “way, way better off” than it was at this time last year.Defensive lineman Mike Daniels agrees with Martinez’s take on how things are shaping up on defense.“I’m really excited. We had a coach with a new scheme last year,” Daniels said , via “There were a lot of speed bumps, learning curves — whatever you want to call them — and now you see everybody is a lot more comfortable with the scheme. And it’s showing.”If new additions like Za’Darius Smith, Adrian Amos and Rashan Gary can make themselves comfortable as well, the Packers may be able to lean on their defense a little more in the early part of the season in the event the offense is still finding its way.

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