Packers get inside linebacker in fourth round: Stanford’s Blake Martinez

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 30, 2016 – 12:43 pm

Blake MartinezGREEN BAY — The Packers wasted no time on Saturday addressing inside linebacker, drafting Stanford’s Blake Martinez with the first of two fourth-round compensatory draft picks, No. 131 overall.

The Packers have another pick coming up shortly, at No. 137.

Martinez started for Stanford, one of the top defenses in the Pac-12, each of the last two years, and led the team in tackles both seasons. In 2015, he earned All-America honors from a couple of publications and posted 141 tackles, leading the Pac-12. The next-highest total on Stanford’s defense was 57.

Martinez also intercepted one pass and broke up six passes. For his career (51 games), he had six sacks, five interceptions and four forced fumbles.

 

 


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