It was more than a half-century ago when the Green Bay Packers used a fifth-round draft choice on Max McGee.
Maybe, the Packers will find another gem — possibly even a receiver — from the school that in 2008 produced Chicago running back Matt Forte.
According to Scout.com draft analyst Chris Steuber, Packers scout Richmond Williams visited Tulane on Friday. Yes, preparations for the 2010 NFL Draft are under way before the college season has even kicked off.
Injury also cut Anderson's season short in '08, as he suffered a shoulder injury during the seventh game against Rice. Prior to his injury, Anderson had 174 carries for 864 yards (5.0 average) and seven touchdowns; he also caught 25 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown. At 5-foot-11, 212 pounds, Anderson resembles Forte athletically and physically, but isn't as highly touted as Forte. Anderson lacks top end speed, but he's a strong runner between the tackles and has the quickness to get on the edge. He doesn't go down on initial contact and fights for extra yards. As a receiver, he shows patience coming out of the backfield, sets up nicely to give the quarterback a target to throw to, and quickly turns up field using his vision and cutback ability. He's a good short yardage runner and is dangerous in the red zone.
Williams is the ninth-rated wide receiver (137th overall) and Anderson is the 20th-rated running back (283rd overall) in Scout.com's 2010 NFL Draft Rankings.
The Packers also had a scout attend a recent practice at TCU.
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