Packers trade up in second round for Indiana OT Jason Spriggs

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 29, 2016 – 7:29 pm

Jason SpriggsGREEN BAY — The Packers traded up nine spots in the second round, from No. 57 to No. 48, to select Indiana offensive tackle Jason Spriggs on Friday night.

The Packers traded with Indianapolis. Green Bay gave up a fourth-round pick (No. 125) and a seventh-round pick (No. 248), in addition to the second-rounder at No. 57 to move up.

Spriggs was a four-year starter at left tackle for the Hoosiers, starting 47 games at the position. He earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2015 and was a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy.

According to some draft analyst reports, Spriggs gave up just two sacks in each of the last two seasons. He gives the Packers depth at offensive tackle that was missing last season when the pass protection struggled late in the year during left tackle David Bakhtiari’s absence to injury.

 


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