Packers prep for NFL Draft: 10 total picks, 29th pick in First Round
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Last year's NFL Draft was one of the first major sporting events to be drastically changed by the coronavirus pandemic. One year later, the league is slowly inching back to normal.
The days of drafting from home are finished in Green Bay. Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst, Head Coach Matt LaFleur and 16 other coaches, scouts and personnel will be at Lambeau Field for the 2021 Draft.
Gutekunst said this batch of prospects is very deep, especially at offensive line and in the secondary. The GM is looking for versatile players who can help the Packers in the long-term, but finding them is a bit different this year. The NFL combine happened right before the pandemic last season, bringing hundreds of prospects to Indy. This time around, not so much.
"This will be the first year I can remember going into the draft where I didn't feel like I saw every player on our board to some extend because when you are at the combine you get to see those guys and compare them side by side. But this will be the first year where we go into the draft where there's guys we draft that I haven't actually seen live," said Gutekunst.
Before getting into the draft Gutekunst was drilled during Monday's press conference about a possible contract extension for Aaron Rodgers. The GM didn't tip his hand other than saying that Aaron is their guy and they're working through it.