The Green Bay Packers are utilizing one of their 30 pre-draft official visits on Waupaca native Brock Jensen, according to an NFL source.
Jensen, a 6-foot-3, 223-pound quarterback at North Dakota State, will work out privately for the Packers at the school’s campus on April 15 and is scheduled to travel to Green Bay for his visit shortly thereafter.
Jensen, who led Waupaca to an undefeated WIAA Division 3 state championship season as a senior, ended his career with the Bison as the winningest quarterback in NCAA Division I Football Championship Series history (47-5).
The Packers could be looking for another developmental quarterback this offseason. At the moment, former Wisconsin standout Scott Tolzien is the only backup on the roster to Aaron Rodgers.
General manager Ted Thompson isn't shy about using pre-draft visits on potential late-round and undrafted free agents. They visited with Illinois State linebacker Nate Palmer prior to selecting him in the sixth round of last year’s draft.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said recently at the NFL owners meetings he’d like to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster and bring four quarterbacks into the offseason program. They tried it last year when they signed Illinois State quarterback Matt Brown as an undrafted free agent, but were forced to cut him before training camp when he failed his physical.
The Packers can bring in up to 30 players for pre-draft workouts, along with any individuals whose hometown is in the same metropolitan area as the club’s facility.
While Waupaca might be too far to qualify, it seems the organization sees something they like in Jensen, who led the Bison to an undefeated 15-0 record as a senior with a 167.42 quarterback efficiency rating.
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