Louisville Cardinals safety Hakeem Smith (29). Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Kick off your week with Lombardiave's NFL Draft Q&A this morning

We begin our third week of NFL Draft Q&As this morning by sitting down with one of the safeties in this year’s pool who might have a chance at being selected by the Green Bay Packers in the upcoming Draft in May - Louisville safety Hakeem Smith.

Lombardiave.com’s Dan Dahlke has spent the past couple of months contacting and coordinating interviews with more than 30 of the country’s top college football players – many of whom have a great shot at becoming a member of the Green Bay Packers.

Dahlke, in today’s piece, describes Smith as “a four-year starter at the strong safety position for the Louisville Cardinals and a four-time All-Big East selection. At 6-foot, 185 pounds, Smith is a bit undersized as a strong safety prospect, but he proved at Louisville that he can be a physical defensive back and excel playing up in the box against the run.”

So whether the Packers take a shot on a player like Smith is yet to be determined. Here is Dahlke’s question and Smith’s answer on the topic of playing in Green Bay:

If you played for Green Bay, what would you bring to their defense?

HS: I’m a smaller safety, but I’d bring a lot of excitement and energy. I have a lot of fun on the field. I’d bring that energy on defense that can ignite a big play.

Smith was kind enough to spend time on the phone with Dahlke and he’s just one of five prospects who will be featured this week on Lombardiave.

Here’s our full lineup for the week: Hakeem Smith (today), Wake Forest receiver Michael Campanaro (Tuesday), Louisville DE/OLB Marcus Smith (Wednesday), Syracuse DL Jay Bromley (Thursday), and Boston College DE/OLB Kasim Edebali (Friday).

Stop by each day this week and for the next few weeks as we talk first-hand with these prospects.

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