In fact, 23 players currently on the Green Bay’s roster come from Seale’s region–an impressive nod to a guy going on his 20th year scouting for the Packers organization.
Five of these 23 West regional players were selected in the 2016 draft this past week, most notably Green Bay’s first-round selection, UCLA nose tackle Kenny Clark.
Clark is just one of four Pac-12 players selected by the Packers this year–a collegiate division Green Bay has recently been fond of when searching for early-round talent.
While the Pac-12 may get a lot of recognition for its high-powered offenses, it does not get its due respect for producing NFL defensive prospects.
Pro Bowl talents Terrell Suggs, Jarius Byard, Richard Sherman, Cameron Jordan, Haloti Ngata, Troy Polamalu, and the Packers own Clay Matthews are just a handful of the defensive stars to come out of the Pac-12.
If Green Bay could get even close to this kind of production from one of their West Coast defensive prospects from this year’s class, they’d be in good shape going forward.
With the Packers heavily addressing their defensive front seven early in the draft, we’ll see if this investment pays off in the 2016 season.
Here’s a look at how each of the Packers’ 2016 draft picks fit with their team going into the regular season.
Next: Kenny Clark's fit?