According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, undrafted rookie free agent running back Angelo Pease may have landed stud to help ou their running game.
Pease played his college ball at Kansas State and his former co-offensive coordinator Dana Dimel believes the Packers have themselves a find.
“By the end of the season,” Dimel said, “I thought he was one of the top running backs in the Big 12 with an upside higher than most kids coming out of the Big 12.”
Dimel was moved from quarterback to running back during his time at Kansas State and ran a lot of plays out of the wildcat as he made the transition.
“And by the end of the season, he was just playing tremendous,” Dimel said. “I was just sitting there, ‘Gosh darn, I wish I would have redshirted him on a personal basis. If he came back for next year, he’d be fantastic. I think he really now is starting to grasp that running back position. He’s super strong. He’s almost a 400-pound bencher and he’s a 4.4. He’s a 4.4 guy and he has that kind of strength to him, so his physical talents are tremendous.
“Every day, he learned the running back position a little bit more and got better and better at it.”
Dimel believes if Pease is given time to develop he can make an impact in the NFL.
“I thought Angelo in a lot of ways — I don’t want to take anything away from John, he made all-conference again — but Angelo just had a different style to him and had different things to bring to the table,” Dimel said. “Again, with his upside, he’s going to continue to get better and better. He really learned how to play the running back position. You can’t teach the speed and strength that he has.”
Pease is going to have work his tail off to make the Packers final roster. They already drafted Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin back in April. Not to mention they already have James Starks and DuJuan Harris.