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Packers make South Florida LB final pick

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 27, 2013 – 5:41 pm

GREEN BAY — With their 11th and final pick in the 2013 draft, the Packers selected LB Sam Barrington from South Florida. He’s the third of three seventh-round selections, the 232nd overall pick.

A second-team All-Big East pick last year, Barrington (6-1, 235) had 3 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2012. He’s listed as an inside linebacker and started his last three seasons in college. He had six sacks among 13 tackles for loss over his final two years and was invited to the East-West Shrine Game.

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33 Responses to “Packers make South Florida LB final pick”

  1. By Randy on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    On the small side for his position, and he’s not very fast (4.83), but word is he has very good instincts and field-smarts. For a 7th, I wouldn’t complain much.

  2. By P. Hayes on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    It’s a wrap. Well-rounded, all things considered. Time will tell all.

  3. By Sean on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I was happy with this years draft until this pick. We don’t need more undersized, slow defenders.

  4. By Ryan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    @sean gtfo ur happy with this years draft until the final pick???? smh ur an idiot

  5. By Utah Pack on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Sound like maybe a special team player.

  6. By thomas on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    very very pleased with this draft. great job to ted thompson and staff, it has been a great week-end especially with the signing of rogers. can’t wait to get to green bay this year.

  7. By CaliforniaCheese on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    If he is small we can build him bigger, if he is slow we can make him faster but good instincts and on-field IQ is difficult to teach in a short time. This guy could be a development steal. JMHO

  8. By Gsmiff on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Good draft, good players with alot to prove. Hopefully there will be some diamonds in the rough that will turn up and help the boys get back to the Superbowl. With that being said “Go Pack Go”!!!!!!

  9. By Theo on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I trust TT but I question why we left OT Reid Fragel or OLB Chase Thomas or FS Tony Jefferson or SS Zeke Motta. Hey I could be wrong and I hope that I am.
    GO PACK GO !

  10. By Dennis on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    The seventh round is usually for those players that the team likes and thinks that they probably wont be able to get in free agency right after the draft.

  11. By Nate on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    He isn’t that small. He was 6’1″ 246 at the combine. He also ran a 4.66 at his pro day, so he isn’t that slow. Great draft!!

  12. By Jake on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Awesome draft! Hopefully Jones will be better than Jenkins was at DE. And the two running backs are just pure gold. RB steals.

  13. By Jake on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    AHHHHH!!!! Frekin pumped. Bring it on!!

  14. By Martha on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    It would be awesome if Jolly could still play and be added to the DE mix, too!

  15. By Kevin Spencer on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    This young man is a steal in the 7th round. He is a smart,intelligent, and will add value to the Green Bay Defense. What he lacks now will be vastly improved when he goes through our system. Very confident that we will see great things from Sam Barrington….ie…Roberts Morris Washington Redskins. Look out!!!

  16. By Tim on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Ran slow at the combine but had a much better time at his pro day. At this point you are just looking for guys who have potential and he seems to.

  17. By Utah Pack on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    So no safety drafted, does that mean they see Jarrett Bush as more a safety now and the kid from Iowa as a corner. Is there a safety they are planning to talk with and sign. I know TT usually doesn’t like to tip his hand, but lack of a safety in the draft concerns me.

    I know that most draft publications said that GB had needs at LB, Safety, and RB.

  18. By SamRuby on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Sean – you are an idiot! Like the final pick in a 12 selection draft is going to make or break the draft for the Pack. Moron!

  19. By shuf on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    11 PICKS, What’s the over/under on how many make this team?

  20. By Monica on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I’m thinking that the Safety will come as an undrafted free agent. There were plenty of them in this draft and not all of them were picked. TT and crew know that they can invite several up without having to compete on a draft board for them.

  21. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I see 5 making this team out of the 11…Jones, Lacy, Franklin, Bakhtiari and Boyd. I see the WR Johnson and OL Fretter along with LB Barrington seeing the practice squad. Only 2 get the axe! WR from Maryland and the other guy…the LB dude and Micah Hyde gets it too.

  22. By David on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Lets see.. 2 D ends, 2 OTs, 2 RBs… based on need, even if only these 6 pan out this will be one heck of a good draft. Thanks Ted!

  23. By Daniel on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Dear God,

    Looking forward to Da Bears sucking next season; the Lions whining a little less; the Vi-Queens’ Jennings tearing his ACL in mini camp; and your team, The Packers bringing the hardware back home right around the same time the Avalanche are mathematically eliminated from the NHL playoffs.

  24. By James on Apr 28, 2013 | Reply

    Great job guys welcome aboard the Super Bowl train!

  25. By packerphil in floridq on Apr 28, 2013 | Reply

    Overall, didnt we really address 75% of the needs. When you plug these guys in with what we have, and pull a roster, didnt we do pretty darn good……….. We still have a shot at Mike Taylor LB from Wisconsin. Great pick to look at. Safety and OT and WR might even find one of those worth looking at…All in all, its gonna be a fun time at the ol ball park this fall.

  26. By Ferg on Apr 28, 2013 | Reply

    All selections meet needs. Good draft! Worried about Minnesota’s draft though. Added some quality there. The two Penn State linebackers drafted by the Vikes are going to be terrors to handle on the field.

  27. By wagers on Apr 28, 2013 | Reply

    Packer fan and USF season ticket holder here. Sam Barrington was a very good LB for USF. Started 4 years. He was hurt when Jim Leavitt(now 49er LB coach) was fired and Skip Holtz was brought in. Leavitt loves Barrington and would probably ended up there as a free agent if the Pack didn’t pick him. His last two years the defense was not designed to be an attacking one. He is definately not undersized for a college LB…not sure where people are getting that from?? Glad the Pack got him.

  28. By Thomas on Apr 29, 2013 | Reply

    Not sure why there’s so much 2nd guessing or even in some cases disappointment regarding no new safeties. I’m happy giving the reigns to Jennings and MacMillan again this year and seing what they do with it. I thought they showed some promise as rookies, no need to hit the reset button on that position yet. I think draftnics listing S as a ‘need’ was a bit overstated, I think the positions we drafted for were far greater needs.

  29. By Art on Apr 29, 2013 | Reply

    Glad the Pack went for a two deep approach, 2 RB, 2 OT, 2 DE, 2 LB, 2 WR. Not putting all their faith in just one player at each of these “need” positions. Much better chance of one or the other player at each position contributing.

  30. By Rick on Apr 29, 2013 | Reply

    Packer fans you got one heck of a player when you drafted Sam. I coached him in High School and he was best player on the field. Over 1000 yards on offense and over 100 tackles on defense. He knows how to play and has great instincts on the field. South Florida ruined him when they switched coaches. Was better first two years with Leavitt. Holtz can’t coach. You will enjoy having Sam suit up in the Green and Yellow-my new favorite colors–GO Packs

  31. By simarin on Apr 29, 2013 | Reply

    before I looked at the draft saying $5258, I be certain …that…my neighbours mother was like actualy receiving money part-time on their apple laptop.. there neighbour has done this 4 less than 15 months and recently cleared the mortgage on their place and got a top of the range Maserati. go to, kep2.com

  32. By LombardisBoy on May 2, 2013 | Reply

    Barrington loks to be like another Zombo and Francios…he will do well on special teams…but not much more.

  33. By Wayne on May 8, 2013 | Reply

    I like it when Green Bay makes their 1st round pick and the response isn’t “WHO?”. Thompson is one of the best at finding good players late and undrafted.

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