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Packers Calendar: Wisconsin Pro Day

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Packers Calendar: Wisconsin Pro Day

Given the proximity between Madison and Green Bay, the Packers usually have representatives in attendance at the University of Wisconsin pro day, which will be held this afternoon on Wisconsin's campus.

Last year, both general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy showed up on the heels of a Super Bowl victory to scout a particularly strong senior class for the Badgers that included two first round draft choices, J.J. Watt and Gabe Carimi, three offensive linemen who were selected in the Draft, Carimi plus John Moffitt and Bill Nagy, as well as quarterback Scott Tolzien and running back John Clay among a handful of others.

McCarthy had a personal conversation with Tolzien a year ago in advance of the NFL Draft.

There's no guarantee high-profile types like Thompson and McCarthy will show up, however. Sometimes it's regional scouts or personnel executives that show up instead.

But it's possible McCarthy will want to have a conversation with Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson this year like Tolzien last year.

In any case, attention will be on Peter Konz, the highest-rated center in this year's Draft. With Scott Wells scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in less than two weeks, the Packers could be looking at their options to find a new starter at the position. Guard Kevin Zietler is another a highly-rated offensive lineman.

Pro days are also a time to get a closer look at players not invited to the NFL Combine, and the Badgers have several of them. Safety Aaron Henry is probably among the best players not invited to Indianapolis.

Bill Huber of Packer Report also informs that University of Wisconsin-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard will perform at Wisconsin's pro day.

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