The Packers have added on to their rookie class. The team agreed to terms with seven undrafted free agents today (per the team’s website):
- Jacob Capra, OL, San Diego State
- Coy Cronk, OL, Iowa
- Jon Dietzen, OL, Wisconsin
- Bailey Gaither, WR, San Jose State
- Jack Heflin, DL, Iowa
- Carlo Kemp, LB, Michigan
- Christian Uphoff, S, Illinois State
Dietzen will surely be a fan favorite in camp, as the offensive lineman grew up in nearby Black Creek, Wisconsin. Dietzen actually retired from football after the 2018 campaign, but he returned this past season and started all seven games for Wisconsin, including time at left guard, right guard, and left tackle.
Some scouts expected Uphoff to a be a fourth- or fifth-round pick (per The Athletic’s Bob McGinn), but he ended up falling off the board entirely. The Illinois State product had a standout season, but he suffered a hamstring injury that ultimately put a damper on his pro day. However, the prospect isn’t letting the draft process ruin his hopes of reaching the NFL.
“It happened,” Uphoff said of his workout (via McGinn). “If I would have had better numbers, I’m sure I would have been drafted. You’ve got to deal with it.”
As The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman tweets, these signings take the Packers to 88 players, leaving room for two more additions. The reporter believes the organization could use both of those spots on quarterbacks, whether it be rookies or veterans.