A source told Packer Report that the team brought in Maryland nose tackle prospect Travis Ivey. The 6-foot-4, 341-pounder started the final 16 games of his career. As a senior, he recorded 25 tackles (seven solo) with two tackles for losses, one sack and three fumble recoveries.
He impressed at the Texas vs. The Nation all-star game, and the Terps ran a 3-4 defense this past season, so he has a sense of how to play nose tackle. Ivey focused on basketball until his junior year in high school, so he's a pretty good athlete for his size. He did 30 reps on the 225-pound bench press at his pro day.
With big bodies at such a premium, Ivey is a possibility to go in the seventh round, even with a rather pedestrian collegiate resume.
Scout.com NFL insider Adam Caplan has learned that the Packers brought in Nicholls State wide receiver Antonio Robinson. Playing in an option-based offense that ran the ball 506 times and threw it just 149 times in 2009, Robinson caught 27 passes for 490 yards (18.1 average) and four touchdowns as a senior. He also carried the ball 11 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns and averaged 19.6 yards per kickoff return. Robinson also led the team in receiving as a junior after an All-American career at Rainy River Community College.
The 6-foot-1 Robinson ran his 40s at his pro day as fast as 4.37 seconds with a 36-inch vertical jump, a source told Packer Report. His 20-yard shuttle and three-cone times would have put him among the top receivers at the Combine. He's a possibility in the sixth or seventh round.
And Scout.com NFL insider Ed Thompson has learned that the Packers brought in Arizona linebacker prospect Vuna Tuihalamaka. He started all 13 games as a senior, ranking fourth on the team with 72 tackles, including 5.5 for losses, with one interception. He played special teams as a junior after transferring from El Camino Community College, where he was an All-American. The hard-nosed Tuihalamaka weighs 235 and is being looked at as an inside linebacker.
They join the rest of our Packer Report visits list — all of which we have been the first to report or have reported exclusively: Virginia CB Chris Cook, Troy CB Jorrick Colvin, South Dakota State LB Danny Batten, Tennessee QB Jonathan Crompton, Northern Arizona RB Alex Henderson and Stephen F. Austin WR Duane Brooks.
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