On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Dec. 18, 2014 1:25 PM - 1:40 PM CST Live McCarthy press conf. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to the media on Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Lambeau Field media auditorium.
  • Thu., Dec. 18, 2014 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM CST Lambeau Field Atrium closed

    The Lambeau Field Atrium and all businesses will be closing at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 18 for a private function. Last "seating" at Curly's Pub will be at 3 p.m.

  • Fri., Dec. 19, 2014 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM CST Live McCarthy press conf. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to the media on Friday, Dec. 19, in the Lambeau Field media auditorium.
  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST Packers Everywhere pep rally

    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to the Tampa Bay area a day early with two free Packers Everywhere Pep Rallies on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    The festivities will take place at two different locations in the Tampa Bay area Saturday. The main pep rally will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. The second event will be held from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at The Varsity Club, located at 24091 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, Fla.

  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM CST Packers Everywhere pep rally

    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to the Tampa Bay area a day early with two free Packers Everywhere Pep Rallies on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    The festivities will take place at two different locations in the Tampa Bay area Saturday. The main pep rally will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. The second event will be held from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at The Varsity Club, located at 24091 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, Fla.

  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tight end? Ebron catches, Gillmore blocks and Fiedorowicz does both

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 20, 2014 – 2:55 pm

Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz

Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz

INDIANAPOLIS–The tight end crop in this draft offers everything a team in need of a tight end could want. North Carolina’s Eric Ebron is the pass catcher, Colorado State’s Crockett Gillmore is the blocker and Iowa’s C.J. Fiedorowicz claims to be both.

“I think I proved I could be that blocker on the line but can also stretch the field (as a pass catcher). I think that separates me from the other tight ends,” Fiedorowicz said at the scouting combine on Thursday.

Fiedorowicz compared himself to the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski, to whom Fiedorowicz bears body-type similarities. At 6-5, 265, Fiedorowicz is big and raw-boned looking.

“That’s what I’m shooting to be. I think I proved a little bit of that at the Senior Bowl,” he said.

He’s also “shooting for 4.65″ in the 40 on Saturday. It’s a time that would shoot Fiedorowicz’s stock up.

Packers.com draft contributor Tony Pauline says Fiedorowicz is “hands down the best blocking tight end in the draft. He’s a tight end in an offensive tackle’s body. Solid hands and intermediate pass catcher but not effective more than 15 yards from the line of scrimmage.”

Gillmore?

“I’m a run blocker,” he said with a smile. “That’s what I’m good at and that’s what I want to do.”


Posted in Packers.com Blog
blog comments powered by Disqus