Packers looking at Duke basketball player

April 14, 2009 7:49:12 AM PDT
From the "under every rock" category comes this story from Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal. Green Bay officials recently traveled to the campus of Duke University to work out former Blue Devils basketball player Greg Paulus.It's not clear what position Paulus would potentially play in the NFL, but he was the Gatorade Player of the Year as a high school quarterback in Syracuse, N.Y. He turned down several football scholarships to play basketball at Duke but lost his starting job as a senior and is not projected as an NBA player.

Duke listed Paulus, who played point guard, as 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds.

Paulus could be the type of player who signs a rookie free-agent contract after the draft, an excellent athlete with a football background who is worth a look on the team's terms.