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2011 NFL Draft: Small School Prospects That Might Interest the Green Bay Packers

March 31, 2011   ·   Zach Kruse   ·   Jump to comments

Can Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson Find the Next Small School Gem in the 2011 NFL Draft?
As we've seen over the six years that Ted Thompson has controlled the Packers draft, Green Bay's general manager doesn't have a problem picking small school players. 
In fact, he's struck gold with quite a few of them. Safety Nick Collins (Bethune Cookman), receivers Greg Jennings (Western Michigan) and James Jones (San Jose State), guard Josh Sitton (Central Florida) and running back James Starks (Buffalo) are just a few of the best examples of this.
While Thompson does pick from the big name schools too, it's clear that the Packers GM cares much more about what the game tape tells him than what the front of the jersey says. 
If you can play, and all the other routine draft checks are cleared, it doesn't matter if you're playing for USC or UW-Stout. With that in mind, here are some of the best small-school prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft. 
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