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DRAFT RECAP VIDEOS
Packers.com’s Vic Ketchman and Mike Spofford give their recap of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson recaps the team’s selections at the close of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy recaps the team’s selections at the close of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Meet the players
1. Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
2. Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
4a. David Bakhtiari, T, Colorado
4b. J.C. Tretter, T, Cornell
4c. Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
5a. Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa
5b. Josh Boyd, DE, Mississippi State
6. Nate Palmer, LB, Illinois State
7a. Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley State
7b. Kevin Dorsey, WR, Maryland
7c. Sam Barrington, LB, South Florida
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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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GREEN BAY–Maryland wide receiver Kevin Dorsey is the Packers’ second pick in the seventh round of the draft. Dorsey, 6-2, 210, caught 45 passes for 573 yards and three touchdowns in 2011, then fell off to 18 catches for 311 yards and four touchdowns last fall. Maryland struggled with injuries at quarterback last season.
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GREEN BAY–With the first of three seventh-round draft picks, the Packers selected Grand Valley State wide receiver Charles Johnson, 6-3, 225, a productive Division II player who caught 128 passes the last two seasons and eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving in each of those years. Johnson caught 31 touchdown passes in his two season at Grand Valley State, after transferring from Eastern Kentucky.
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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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GREEN BAY–The Packers stayed with the big-guy theme, selecting Mississippi State defensive lineman Josh Boyd at the bottom of round five (167).
Boyd, 6-3, 310, started 41 of 51 games for the Bulldogs of the rugged SEC, where he was a penetrate-and-disrupt, three-technique tackle. He’ll attempt to fit into the Packers’ 3-4 scheme.
The selection of Boyd is the Packers’ fourth selection of a defensive lineman in the last two drafts.
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With the first of two fifth-round picks, the Packers selected Iowa CB Micah Hyde on Saturday. Hyde, listed at 6-1, 197, was the 159th overall selection in the draft.
A first-team All-Big Ten pick last season by both the league’s coaches and media, Hyde started 38 games over his final three seasons and recorded eight interceptions. He also forced four fumbles and recovered three in his career. The three recoveries were all last season, and he returned one for a touchdown. He returned two INTs for TDs as a sophomore in 2010, with returns of 72 and 66 yards.
Hyde was named the winner of the Big Ten’s Tatum-Woodson defensive back of the year last season and was named co-MVP on his team. He participated in the East-West Shrine Game following his final season at Iowa. He broke up 14 passes last year. He also played some safety as a junior in 2011.
The Packers have now selected a cornerback in each of the last three drafts, having taken Davon House in the fourth round in 2011 and Casey Hayward in the second round last year.
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GREEN BAY–Competition in the Packers backfield increased significantly when the team selected UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin following a trade up into the fourth round with the Denver Broncos.
Franklin, 5-10, 201, was thought to be one of the fast-rising players in the draft, but mysteriously lasted into the fourth round. He was a late-season hit last year and followed that up with a strong performance at the Senior Bowl.
“A hungry, downhill, one-cut runner with the competitive zeal, football character and toughness to contribute immediately,” a draft publication said of Franklin.
The Packers selected Alabama running back Eddie Lacy in the second round.
Denver got the Packers’ fifth (146) and sixth-round (173) picks.
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GREEN BAY–The Packers stayed with the big-guy theme with their second pick of the fourth round on Saturday, selecting left tackle J.C. Tretter of Cornell with the 25th pick of the fourth round, the 122nd overall selection.
Tretter, 6-4, 302, is likely a developmental prospect. He was a tight end as a sophomore at Cornell, moving to left tackle for the past two seasons. He has the frame to add size and strength.
One draft publication says Tretter is best-suited to play in an angles-blocking system, such as the Packers’ zone-blocking scheme. “Needs to spend a year in an NFL strength program before he is ready, but possesses the toughness, intelligence and competitiveness to develop into a fine pro,” the publication says.
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GREEN BAY–The Packers made Colorado tackle David Bakhtiari Green Bay’s first pick of the final day of the draft on Saturday. Bakhtiari, 6-4, 299, is described as a “well-built athlete with a tireless work ethic.” He was picked with the 12th pick of the fourth round, the 109th overall pick.
Bakhtiari started 33 games in the past three years and follows in the footsteps of former Colorado tackle Nate Solder.
The Packers began the day with two fourth-round picks. Their next pick is scheduled for the 122nd overall selection.
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