Green Bay Packers: 10 Small-School Draft Prospects They May Be Interested in

March 4, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It seems as though Ted Thompson is able to find a small school gem in almost every draft class.
In 2005, Thompson drafted Nick Collins out of Bethune-Cookman, in 2006 his second round pick was Greg Jennings out of Western Michigan, and in 2010, Thompson signed Frank Zombo as an unrestricted free agent out of Central Michigan.
There have been a few duds along the way, offensive tackle Allen Barbre out of Missouri Southern never paned out, nor did center Junius Coston out of North Carolina A&T.
If a team's scouts do their homework, they can often find some very talented players at small schools, often much later in the draft than a player from a big school with the same skill set.
The obvious disadvantage small school prospects have is that they have spent their college career playing against inferior competition, thus making it much more difficult to determine how their skills will translate to the NFL.
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