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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at how Brian Gutekunst is using his 30 allotted pre-draft visits and how it differs from Ted Thompson’s approach.
Knowing he needs to hit it big with his first draft as Green Bay Packers general manager, Brian Gutekunst is gathering every bit of information he can on prospective picks.
Unlike his predecessor, Ted Thompson, Gutekunst isn’t reserving his allotted pre-draft visits for likely low-round selections and undrafted prospects. He is inviting college players who have a legitimate chance of being selected with the Packers’ 14th pick in the first round.
Under Thompson, the Packers only brought in top picks when there was an injury question and even then, it was rare. Thompson did not want anyone to know what players he liked and used the 30 visits mostly to recruit players who would be undrafted free agents.
Gutekunst could be throwing out fake signals with the players he’s bringing in, trying to make teams think he’s interested in one player when he’s really not. But given the higher-rated players he is bringing in, he seems to be doing his homework to make sure he makes the right pick at No. 14.
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