The Packers will give 2012 seventh-round pick B.J. Coleman a chance to unseat Graham Harrell as Aaron Rodgers' primary backup.
Coleman isn't as athletic as Harrell, but he's got a bigger arm and stands firmer in the pocket. His presence may be the reason the Packers never upgraded the position behind Rodgers this offseason. Coleman's biggest limitation is his shortage of athleticism. Coaches want him to improve throwing on the run.
Packers signed No. 109 overall pick T/G David Bakhtiari to a four-year contract.
An undersized college left tackle at 6-foot-4, 299 with 34-inch arms, Bakhtiari is an ideal fit for Green Bay's zone-blocking scheme because he has movement skills. The Packers' starting lineup is set at left tackle, both guard spots, and likely center, leaving right tackle for Bakhtiari to target. His main competition will be Don Barclay, Marshall Newhouse, and Derek Sherrod.
Packers signed seventh-round WR Kevin Dorsey to a four-year contract.
Dorsey played college ball at Maryland, where he lacked production due in large part to poor quarterback play. At 6-foot-1 3/8, 207, Dorsey burned a 4.47 forty with a 38-inch vertical and 10-foot-11 broad jump at the Terrapins' March Pro Day. Dorsey is likely competing with fellow rookie Charles Johnson for one spot.
Packers signed seventh-round WR Charles Johnson to a four-year contract.
Johnson faces a huge jump in competition going from Grand Valley State to the NFC North, but he's a highly intriguing Dynasty prospect at 6-foot-2, 215 with a 4.38 forty time and 39.5-inch vertical. The Packers' three-receiver set of Randall Cobb, James Jones, and Jordy Nelson is locked in, but none of them is signed long term and Johnson is way more gifted than Jarrett Boykin.
Packers signed fifth-round DT Josh Boyd to a four-year contract.
At 6-foot-3, 310, Boyd possesses size to play five technique or nose tackle in Green Bay's 3-4. Boyd will develop behind B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett, and first-round pick Datone Jones. Raji and Pickett are entering contract years.
Packers signed No. 122 overall pick OL J.C. Tretter to a four-year contract.
The NFL isn't waiting for training camp anymore to sign its rookies. They're getting deals done before rookie minicamp. Tretter played tight end and left tackle at Cornell. He's ticketed for the interior line in Green Bay.