Green Bay, WI---Bay alum Khyri Thornton is now through his first couple of weeks of rookie minicamp and Packers organized team activities, or OTA's, and it appears he's enjoying that post draft process.
Thornton, who last week signed his rookie contract, a 4 year, $2.2 million dollar deal, has now gone through about half a dozen workouts in Green Bay.
The defensive tackle out of Southern Miss doing his best to learn the Pack's defensive system, and try to prove he was worth the team's third round pick.
"I'm still learning the game." Thornton says. "I'm young at the game right now. I'm just trying to take everything I can from the coaches, the coaching staff, the players, the vets, my position coaches from college. There's always something, I'm always learning. I'm always trying get better at everything."
Acutally Khyri was excused from Thursday and Friday's OTA in Green Bay so he could take part in the player's union's three-day event, in L.A.
That event geared towards marketing the players and includes photo shoots with trading card companies and seminars focused on financial planning, brand building, group player rights, social media best practices and guest speakers.
That event is separate from the annual NFL rookie symposium, which is held after offseason workouts adjourn with all drafted rookies.