Jerry Kramer unsuccessfully lobbied to get an invitation to the combines for his son, Jordan, a three-year starter as a linebacker and strong safety at Idaho.
Jordan Kramer, at 6-2, 238 pounds, attracted interest this spring by running the 40-yard dash in about 4.6 seconds and recording a 40-inch vertical jump.
The former strong safety moved to weak-side linebacker after his sophomore season and recorded 65 tackles as a junior. As a senior he led the Vandals with 127 tackles, while contributing 14 tackles for a loss, five sacks, 1 interception, 1 pass defensed, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. The next closest Vandal had just 69 tackles.
Kramer was a member of the 2002 All-Sun Belt team after his 127 tackle season.
Kramer received a $10,000 signing bonus from San Diego. John Schneider, a personnel assistant for the Packers, was the first scout to call Kramer after the draft.
"At the end we had eight teams and six made offers," agent Mike McCartney said. "John did a great job selling that Green Bay would be a great opportunity. Jordan felt like San Diego would be the best one. He's ecstatic."
Contributing factors to Kramer joining the Bolts include the departure of Orlando Ruff and Junior Seau this offseason. Two spots have opened up, one going to Matt Wilhelm and the other figures to be a battle between NFL vet Jude Waddy and a host of undrafted free agents brought in, including Kramer.
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