Packers: Senior Bowl prospects that Green Bay should target in draft

PROVO, UT - SEPTEMBER 16: Troy Fumagalli
PROVO, UT - SEPTEMBER 16: Troy Fumagalli /
2 of 8
PULLMAN, WA – OCTOBER 21: Luke Falk /

Luke Falk, QB, Washington State

Luke Falk played in the complex Mike Leach Air Raid offense and as a result his transition to the NFL will be harder than most prospects, but if he lands in Green Bay he would have the privilege of learning behind Aaron Rodgers.

The need for competition at the backup quarterback position is evident after the mediocre performance from Brett Hundley last season and the fact that Mike McCarthy never gave third-string quarterback Joe Callahan an extended role.

As fascinating as it would be to see a top quarterback such as Josh Allen or Baker Mayfield in a Green Bay uniform it is unlikely that GM Brian Gutekunst would be willing to take a chance on a quarterback so early due to the fact that Rodgers should be able to play at a high level for another few seasons.

This is where Luke Falk comes into the picture. Falk was rated as the second-best senior quarterback headed into the season by ESPN’s NFL draft guru Mel Kiper. One would think with a grade like that that Falk would be a first-round pick but Barry Bolton of Coug Fan (part of the 247 Sports Network) reports that Falk played most of the 2017 season with a broken wrist.

Falk could easily slide to Green Bay in the middle rounds if scouts worry too much about his 2017 performance and/or his injury and Green Bay would be getting a steal if that happened.