Packers eye Sun Devils QB

The Green Bay Packers were among scouts and QB coaches from various NFL teams who were in Tempe, Ariz. this week to observe Arizona State quarterback Andrew Walter in an individual workout. Walter has recovered from a shoulder injury that he suffered in the final game of the 2004 season.<p>

The Packers are expected to select a quarterback in the April 23-24 NFL Draft. Brett Favre has announced that he will return for another season, but it is uncertain if he will play beyond 2005. The Packers' current backups are Craig Nall, J.T. O'Sullivan and Scott McBrien. Veteran backup Doug Pederson is not expected to be re-signed by Green Bay.

Walter experienced a third degree separation of his AC joint in his right shoulder during the final game of the 2004 season. At his pro day Wednesday, Andrew ran in the low 4.8's in the 40, and threw approximately 65 balls in front of an audience that included NFL quarterback coaches from the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, and Chicago Bears. Prior to the injury, Walter was considered one of the top QB prospects in the upcoming draft.

Walter is rated as the sixth best quarterback in this year's NFL Draft by

Walter was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, and the semi finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award last season. Walter also earned second-team All- Pac-10 honors, breaking Jake Plummer's career passing marks by 1,790 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also broke the Pac-10 career touchdown record with 85, ending the previous 21 year old mark held by Stanford great John Elway (77 TDs). Walter is the only QB in school history to have 3,000 passing yards in a season while being voted co-captain in each of those three seasons.

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