Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jerron McMillian was a classic Ted Thompson draft choice, a small-school player like Nick Collins, Allen Barbre, James Starks and Davon House with athletic numbers leaping off the scouting report.
It was another thin draft year at safety in 2012, and after the handful of top prospects were gone, the Green Bay Packers took a bold fourth-round shot on the fast, tough guy from the University of Maine.
Thursday night against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium, McMillian will make his debut in an exhibition game. After two weeks, he hasn't looked the least bit out of place on the Packers' practice field and was mildly impressive in the intrasquad scrimmage.
"I'm real pumped," McMillian said early in the week. "I want to make sure that everything I do is detailed right and play my hardest.
"Right now, I'm just getting started. Trying to make a name for myself."
At Maine, McMillian played strong safety alongside free safety Trevor Coston, and both started for three years. An AFC personnel director said Jack Cosgrove, the coach at Maine, told him Coston (5-10, 199) was just as good as McMillian.
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