Packers will Visit with Defensive Tackle Jimmy Staten

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Jimmy Staten

Jimmy Staten

The Green Bay Packers will have Middle Tennessee State defensive tackle Jimmy Staten in for a pre-draft visit, according to Aaron Wilson.

Staten fits the mold for the Packers’ pre-draft visits. Small-school, under-the-radar prospect. There isn’t much buzz surrounding Staten, so we’re going to go ahead and assume that he also fits into that mold as a late-round pick or potential undrafted free agent signee.

Unlike some of the other guys the Packers have had it, Staten looks to be generating interest from some other teams. He’s already visited the Chargers and Patriots and also has a trip to Kansas City planned.

The interest around the league lies in this — 6-3, 311 pounds.

You can’t teach fat, my friends.

Well, maybe you can. You can tell someone to eat a lot of McDonalds and not to work out. But I digress.

The point here is, Staten is a big body and he’s good enough at taking up space.

Staten had 30 tackles in 2013. He didn’t have much else though. No sacks, for example, so he’s not really a guy who’s going to disrupt the pocket.

Big upside though, we’re sure…

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6 Comments on "Packers will Visit with Defensive Tackle Jimmy Staten"

  1. Howard

    With almost any big man (weight challenged) in football they usually always weight more than listed and as we see with most players are shorter than listed.

    Ted is probably seeing if Jimmy is as listed or happens to be 6′-0″ and 350 + LBS. Then if he can run a sub 6.0 forty their may be a chance he gets a undrafted free agent offer.

  2. Cheese

    I think Ted is going to trade all his draft picks to get as many 7th rounders as possible. 1st rounders aren’t really his thing.

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