Packers stay on defense, turn to linebacker in sixth round

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on April 27, 2013 – 4:02 pm

GREEN BAY–The Packers selected Nate Palmer of Illinois State in the sixth round of the draft on Saturday. Palmer, 6-3, 240, was an All-Missouri Valley Conference defensive end, but he will be tried at linebacker by the Packers.

An Illinois transfer, Palmer registered 17 sacks and 25.5 tackles for loss in two seasons at Illinois State.


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