Packers pick linebacker with their first pick of third day

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 10, 2014 – 12:15 pm

140510-bradford-300GREEN BAY–The Packers addressed need at linebacker with their first pick of the third day of the draft. Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford, 6-1, 250, joined the Packers on the 121st pick of the draft.

Bradford is a strong value pick. He was listed by several draftnik publications to be a second or third-round prospect. He recorded 21 1/2 sacks in his college career and was first team All-PAC 12 last year.

“Plays like his hair is on fire. Very good making plays up the field. Solid pass rusher,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Bradford.

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Packers invest in Cal tight end Richard Rodgers

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 9, 2014 – 10:16 pm

140509-rodgers-blog-300GREEN BAY–Richard Rodgers is a tight end loaded with upside, and he’ll have a chance to develop his talents in an offense famous for developing tight ends.

Rodgers, 6-4, 257, made a position switch from tight end to wide receiver while at California. He made the move seamlessly enough to vault into the third round of the NFL draft, but as a tight end. Rodgers was selected by the Packers on Thursday night with the 98th overall pick, the Packers’ second of two third-round picks and the team’s final pick of the second day of the draft.

“His father is the special teams coach of the Carolina Panthers. Played wide receiver at 245 pounds last season. Was a 270-pound blocking tight end the year before. Shows flashes but he’s green as grass. Has skill but needs time,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Rodgers.

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Khyri Thornton added to talent on defensive line

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 9, 2014 – 9:35 pm

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GREEN BAY–The Packers addressed an ongoing need for defensive linemen by selecting Khyri Thornton of Southern Mississippi with their first of two third-round draft choices on Thursday. Thornton, 6-3, 304, was selected with the 85th overall pick.

Thornton is a defensive tackle that will likely play defensive end in the Packers’ 3-4 defensive scheme.

“Classic three-technique tackle. Quick, explosive. Probably a two-gap end,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Thornton.

Thornton has been described as one of the most underrated players in the draft.

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Packers fortify wide receiver with selection of Davante Adams

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 9, 2014 – 7:43 pm

140509-adams-300GREEN BAY–The Packers turned their attention to offense and the loss of James Jones in free agency by selecting Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams with the 53rd pick of the 2014 NFL draft on Friday. Adams, 6-1, 212, is the Packers’ first pick of day two of the draft, after having selected safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round on Thursday.

“Nice-sized possession wide out,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Adams. “Competes and wins out for contested balls. Strong and tough.”

Tight ends Troy Niklas and Jace Amaro came off the board within the previous four picks, and center Weston Richburg was selected 43rd overall by the Giants. Tight end, center and inside linebacker are considered to be positions of need for the Packers, but so were safety and wide receiver.

Adams ran a 4.56 40 at the combine.

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Packers NFL Draft 2014: Meet the draft class

Posted by Duke Bobber on May 8, 2014 – 11:59 pm

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Meet the players

1. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
2. Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
3a. Khyri Thornton, DE, Southern Mississippi
3b. Richard Rodgers, TE, California
4. Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State
5a. Corey Linsley, C, Ohio State
5b. Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin
6. Demetri Goodson, CB, Baylor
7. Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley State

 

 

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama

#21 HA HA CLINTON-DIXS – ALABAMA – HT: 6-1 – WT: 208 – 1st Round, #21 Overall

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#17 DAVANTE ADAMSWR – FRESNO STATE – HT: 6-1 – WT: 212 – 2nd Round, #53 Overall

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#94 KHYRI THORNTONDE – SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI – HT: 6-3 – WT: 304 – 3rd Round, #85 Overall

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#89 RICHARD RODGERSTE – CALIFORNIA – HT: 6-4 – WT: 257 – 3rd Round, #98 Overall

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CARL BRADFORDLB – ARIZONA STATE – HT: 6-1 – WT: 252 – 4th Round, #121 Overall

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COREY LINSLEYC – OHIO STATE – HT: 6-3 – WT: 301 – 5th Round, #161 Overall

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JARED ABBREDERISWR – WISCONSIN – HT: 6-1 – WT: 195 – 5th Round, #176 Overall

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DEMETRI GOODSONCB – BAYLOR – HT: 5-11 – WT: 197 – 6th Round, #197 Overall

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JEFF JANISWR – SAGINAW VALLEY STATE – HT: 6-3 – WT: 219 – 7th Round, #236 Overall

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It’s Ha Ha time in Green Bay; Packers pick Clinton-Dix

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 8, 2014 – 9:34 pm

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GREEN BAY–The fans’ pick is the Packers’ pick.

Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is the Packers’ first pick of the 2014 NFL draft. The Alabama star was selected with the No. 21 overall choice. The pick will no doubt be met with favor among Packers fans who began a campaign to draft Clinton-Dix shortly after last season ended with a Packers safety failing to have intercepted a pass.

Clinton-Dix, 6-1, 208, is the second safety selected in this draft. Louisville’s Calvin Pryor was chosen 18th overall by the Jets.

“Smart, instinctive, good anticipation. More of a true centerfielder,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Clinton-Dix.

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Packers armed with nine selections in 2014 NFL Draft

Posted by Duke Bobber on March 27, 2014 – 4:21 pm

140327-helmet-200The 2014 NFL Draft will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Here is where the Packers are currently slotted:

Round 1, #21 overall
Round 2, #53
Round 3, #85
Round 3, #98 (compensatory selection)
Round 4, #121
Round 5, #161
Round 5, #176 (compensatory selection)
Round 6, #197
Round 7, #236


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Packers have 21st overall selection in 2014 NFL Draft

Posted by Duke Bobber on February 19, 2014 – 9:50 am

140219-draft-300Based on 2013 season standings, Green Bay has been slotted in the #21 overall position in the 2014 NFL Draft. The first round will start on Thursday, May 8 with the second and third rounds on Friday, May 9 followed by rounds four through seven on Saturday, May 10. The 2014 Draft will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

1.    Houston Texans
2.    Washington Redskins
3.    Jacksonville Jaguars
4.    Cleveland Browns
5.    Oakland Raiders
6.    Atlanta Falcons
7.    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8.    Minnesota Vikings
9.    Buffalo Bills
10.    Detroit Lions
11.    Tennessee Titans
12.    New York Giants
13.    St. Louis Rams
14.    Chicago Bears
15.    Pittsburgh Steelers
16.    Dallas Cowboys #
17.    Baltimore Ravens #
18.     New York Jets
19.    Miami Dolphins
20.    Arizona Cardinals
21.    Green Bay Packers    
22.    Philadelphia Eagles
23.    Kansas City Chiefs
24.    Cincinnati Bengals
25.    San Diego Chargers
26.     Indianapolis Colts
27.    New Orleans Saints
28.    Carolina Panthers
29.    New England Patriots
30.    San Francisco 49ers
31.    Denver Broncos
32.    Seattle Seahawks


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Packers NFL Draft 2013: Meet the draft class

Posted by Duke Bobber on April 27, 2013 – 11:15 pm

This draft class gives the Packers a tough look

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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

Datone Jones

#95 DATONE JONESDE – UCLA – HT: 6-4 – WT: 285 – Drafted 1st Round, #26 Overall

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Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy

#27 EDDIE LACYRB – ALABAMA – HT: 5-11 – WT: 230 – Drafted 2nd Round, #61 Overall

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T David Bakhtiari

#69 DAVID BAKHTIARIT – COLORADO – HT: 6-4 – WT: 300 – Drafted 4th Round, #109 Overall

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T J.C. Tretter

J.C. TRETTERT – CORNELL – HT: 6-4 – WT: 307 – Drafted 4th Round, #122 Overall

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RB Johnathan Franklin

JOHNATHAN FRANKLINRB – UCLA – HT: 5-10 – WT: 205 – Drafted 4th Round, #125 Overall

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CB Micah Hyde

MICAH HYDECB – IOWA – HT: 6-0 – WT: 197 – Drafted 5th Round, #159 Overall

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DE Josh Boyd

JOSH BOYDDE – MISSISSIPPI STATE – HT: 6-3 – WT: 310 – Drafted 5th Round, #167 Overall

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LB Nate Palmer

NATE PALMERLB – ILLINOIS STATE – HT: 6-2 – WT: 248 – Drafted 6th Round, #193 Overall

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WR Charles Johnson

CHARLES JOHNSONWR – GRAND VALLEY STATE – HT: 6-2 – WT: 215 – Drafted 7th Round, #216 Overall

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WR Kevin Dorsey

KEVIN DORSEYWR – MARYLAND – HT: 6-1 – WT: 207 – Drafted 7th Round, #224 Overall

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LB Sam Barrington

SAM BARRINGTONLB – SOUTH FLORIDA – HT: 6-1 – WT: 235 – Drafted 7th Round, #232 Overall

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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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