Utah State CB visits

Strong Pro Day workout catches Packers' attention

Cornerback Jarrett Bush was not invited to the NFL Combine, but the Packers welcomed him to Green Bay for a personal visit last week. Bush has capitalized on a strong Pro Day at the end of March and is gaining the attention of a few National Football League teams, including the Packers.

Bush was in Green Bay last Monday and Tuesday, according to his representative, Kevin Van Ry. The 6-foot-0, 205-pound Utah State senior ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash and had a vertical leap of 39 ½ inches during his Pro Day workout in front of scouts on March 28 in Logan, UT.

"He tested phenomenal," Van Ry said. "He definitely raised some eyebrows."

Bush also has made a personal visit to Seattle to meet with Seahawks officials. Teams are allowed to invite up to 30 college prospects to their facilities prior to the NFL draft. Players who were not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine are often given physicals by team doctors. Players often will meet with coaches and watch film.

Bush, 21, started at left cornerback and was fifth on the Aggies (Western Athletic Conference) in tackles last year with 50. He also had one sack and returned two kickoffs for 47 yards.

In 2004, Bush played in all 11 games and started two.

The Vacaville, CA, native played for American River Junior College before attending Utah State. At American River, he earned all-league honors as a cornerback and a return man as a sophomore. He was an all-league wide receiver and return man as a freshman, averaging 27 yards on 17 kickoff returns. Bush also competed in track in junior college and was the NorCal 400-hurdles champion, while finishing fifth in the 110-meter hurdles.

Bush's chances of getting selected by the Packers in the April 29-30 draft appear to be slim, but Green Bay may pursue signing him as an undrafted free agent shortly after the draft.

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