Dan Dahlke, one of our most dedicated Draft gurus here at lombardiave continues his third week of NFL Draft Q&As this morning by sitting down with one of those defensive end/OLBs 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 Defensive End Marcus Smith.
Dahlke has spent the past couple of months contacting and coordinating interviews with more than 40 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:
“…one of the more complete DE/OLB players in this year’s draft class. He has the ability to do it all at the position, and he’s a player that is gaining steam as the draft approaches. NFL Draft Scout projects Smith to go as early as the second round, and the former Louisville standout is a player reportedly the Packers already have on their radar to draft this spring.”
So whether the Packers take a shot on a player like Smith is yet to be determined. Here is Dahlke’s question and part of Smith’s answer on the topic of playing in Green Bay:
I would bring a winning mentality. You always have to bring a winning mentality when it comes to a rookie coming into the NFL that wants to play right away. I’m also a team player, so I could play special teams. Special teams plays a big factor on Sunday, and you need special teams players that can go out on the field and be able to make that play.
So, come on back at 7 a.m. Central Standard Time – or at you convenience – to check out today’s Q&A – and while you’re at it, check out all the other Q&As – we’ve got stories about guys like Aaron Donald, Michael Sam and Anthony Steen, among many others.