Rookie draft picks update

Here's an update on how Green Bay's six draft picks have looked so far in the June minicamp and how they're adjusting to the National Football League:<p>

Javon Walker (first round): So far, so good for the wide receiver from Florida State. He has made some great catches in practice and has flash his 4.3 40-yard dash speed. He says he is much more comfortable with the Packers offense than in the post-draft minicamp. Staying and practicing in Green Bay as much as possible since the draft has helped.

"I'm getting to the point where I can go out and make plays because I'm not thinking about what I'm doing," said Walker. "I already know what I'm doing. Now I'm just trying to put myself in a better position to make a play. But we're still installing, so I'm learning as I go. As I learn as I go and get the whole total package together that's when I'm really going to critique myself as far as playing wideout."

Marques Anderson (third round): The safety/cornerback is not able to attend the June minicamp because school is still in session at UCLA.

"Our phone bill to Los Angeles is probably going to be very high because (defensive backs coach) Bob Slowik has sent him numerous tapes and teaching sessions via video and also has been talking to him on the phone," said Packers coach and general manager Mike Sherman.

An NFL rule states that a player cannot practice with his team until school is finished. UCLA's graduating class doesn't graduate until after Packers finish the minicamp.

"Believe me, we've looking into it extensively with the league, and it just wasn't going to happen," said Sherman.

Najeh Davenport (fourth round): The fullback has not been participating in drills because of a foot injury that he suffered last December while practicing at the University of Miami - Florida. He is expected to begin taking part in practices when training camp begins July 24.

Aaron Kampman (fifth round): The defensive end/tackle has been participating in drills, playing mainly end in the June minicamp. The Packers prefer him to play tackle, but he will have to gain more weight and get stronger. He played tackle in the post-draft minicamp at the end of April.

Craig Nall (fifth round): The quarterback has been getting some reps as the third quarterback. He has a strong arm and has made some good decisions. While he looked lost at times during the post-draft camp, he has showed signs that he is catching on to the offense with some good passes. He has showed an ability to move the team in scrimmage situations.

Mike Houghton (sixth round): The offensive lineman has been practicing with the second team offense during the minicamp at left tackle. The Packers will probably keep him there during this minicamp. The team has indicated that it will try him at other positions as well, probably when training camp begins.

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