Packers Bringing Wenning for Visit

Wenning (John David Mercer - USA Today)

Keith Wenning owns all of the major passing records at Ball State and was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award during a senior season in which he scored 40 touchdowns.

Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning will have a predraft visit with the Green Bay Packers, Packer Report has learned.

Wenning is one of at least three quarterbacks who has visited or will visit the team, joining San Jose State's David Fales and North Dakota State's Brock Jensen.

Wenning (6-3, 218) set school records with 11,187 passing yards, 1,012 completions and 91 touchdown passes, and he ranks fourth in MAC history in touchdown passes, fourth in completions and sixth in passing yards. As a senior, he threw for 4,148 yards and led the nation with 10 games of at least 299 passing yards. He accounted for 40 touchdowns — including 35 through the air — and was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which goes to the nation's top quarterback.

"I'm confident what I can do," Wenning said at the Scouting Combine. "Just comparing with the best here, I feel like I'm able to make all the throws. I'm able to do what I need to do to be successful to show 32 decision-makers at the next level what I'm capable of doing."

In a deep list of draft-worthy quarterbacks, Wenning ranks 15th and is considered a seventh-round option. However, it would hardly be a surprise if he vaults past a handful of those quarterbacks and goes in the fifth or sixth around, according to another scout.

The Packers re-signed Matt Flynn on Tuesday, giving them Aaron Rodgers, Flynn and Scott Tolzien under contract. Coach Mike McCarthy has said he'd like to add a fourth quarterback during the draft. By using three of their 30 allotted visits on quarterbacks, the Packers appear ready to do just that next month.


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