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The guys in this category would be competing for a roster spot on an already-deep roster.
Others listed below would be happy to work their way up on Green Bay's practice squad.
Knowing the Packers staff gives every player in camp the chance to compete, the talents of these young men at the bottom of the 2012 draft could prove to be upgrades to some of their competitors in training camp.
Matt Conrath, DE, Virginia, 6'7" 280: He's a special teams pick with knack for blocking field goals. Can really run for a defensive lineman which also helps his stock on special teams. Has the frame to develop as a 3-4 defensive end, too.
Antonio Fenelus, CB, Wisconsin, 5'8" 193: He will be undersized against NFL receivers, but Fenelus is an elite athlete with 4.49 speed and the accomplishment of being First Team All-Big Ten in 2010. You don't find that kind of resume in the seventh round very often.
Sean Richardson, SS, Vanderbilt, 6'2" 215: He has the size of a linebacker and was considered among the best safeties in the SEC. This would be another great find at the end of the draft. Think Aaron Rouse of a few years ago but without the risk associated of Rouse's third round status.
Ryan Houston, FB, North Carolina, 6'2" 245: Though he's not a polished fullback technique-wise, Houston was a top RB recruit out of high school and a former basketball star. This would be a goal line, short yardage back in need of development in pass-catching and blocking skills.
Darron Thomas, QB Oregon, 6'3" 215: Since Thomas left Oregon as a redshirt junior and is only 21 it raised a lot of eyebrows in Eugene. Though Thomas is raw, his ceiling and results in an elite BCS program can't be ignored. Thomas is projected as a seventh rounder or undrafted free agent with top athletic measurables for a quarterback.
The Packers would be in no rush in developing this potential diamond in the rough.
Joe Looney, OG, Wake Forest, 6'3" 320: He gained four years of starting experience, despite being only 21 years old. Would be a project in terms of NFL-technique and strength training that fits the Packers' luxury of time for development on a talented roster. CBSSports.com said he's considered to have excellent intangibles and incredible punch.
Scott Wedige, C, Northern Illinois, 6'4" 300: Wedige is a classic small-school talent Ted Thompson will surely investigate.
Darrell Scott, RB, South Florida, 6'1" 240: Giant backs with 4.48 speed are rare breeds in the NFL. Given Ryan Grant's age, James Starks' injury history and Alex Green's unproven status, a sturdy, big back could give Green Bay's offense another wrinkle down the road if Scott pans out as a zone blocking, one-cut runner.
Mike WIllie, WR, Arizona State, 6'2" 212: Willie has ideal NFL wide receiver size, good speed, and would be a practice squad project much like last year's Tori Gurley (now on the practice squad).
Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno State, 5'9" 182: Teams looking for their Wes Welker-lite will pick up players like Wylie who may have more upside than his tiny frame suggests due to the wheels and ellusiveness Wylie displays. This may be a silly mantra but think: "If Willie is Gurley, Wylie is Shaky" (in the mold of Shaky Smithson of the practice squad).
Jeff Adams, OT, Columbia, 6'6" 305: An Ivy League standout with elite athleticism? What's not to like for a zone-blocking team?
Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, DT, Baylor, 6'2" 335: Finding a 3-4 nose tackle body with production on a top college team this late in the draft is a steal. The big man would need time to develop NFL skills. It's possible other teams would reach for Jean-Baptiste long before his projected seventh round grade.