It appears the Green Bay Packers are interested in former Boston College wide receiver and current 2019 NFL Draft prospect Jeff Smith.
The Packers are trying to replace a major void left by the departure of veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb. With Cobb notably signing a free-agent contract with the heralded Dallas Cowboys, the Packers will need to find another receiver to place alongside the prolific Davante Adams.
Former Boston College WR Jeff Smith will visit the #Packers this week. https://t.co/SByLn2OB3u
— Brian Jones (@BrianJones_93) April 1, 2019
Smith, who is a converted quarterback, caught 20 passes for 387 yards and six touchdowns over the course of 12 games in what would become his final go-round at Bosson College in 2018. He finished his collegiate career at Boston College by hauling in 73 balls for 1,116 yards and 10 touchdowns. Not only that, Smith also carried the football 143 times for another 906 yards and nine scores in addition to completing 34 passing attempts for 404 yards and six touchdowns against three interceptions. Boston College switched Smith from a quarterback to a wide receiver in 2016.
Of course, the Packers are aiming to rebound in a hurry after encountering a disappointing 2018 campaign. The Packers notably missed out on the playoffs this past season, thanks in part to the surging Chicago Bears and always dangerous Minnesota Vikings. Even so, with veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers still under center, the Packers remain a legitimate threat in the NFC — especially if the NFC North franchise can pick up a talented wideout or two come late April.
The 2019 NFL Draft is now officially less than a month away.