Saturday, June 3, 2017

[OC] Draft Facts (3/32): Green Bay Packers


Green Bay Packers

  • Kevin King: In terms of round, Kevin King becomes the highest selection ever taken out of Washington by the Green Bay Packers, as he was taken with pick #33 in the second round. The previous high in terms of round was Mark Lee, another defensive back, who was chosen with pick #34 in the second round in 1980. Both Green Bay selections out of Washington in the second round (King & Lee) were in the secondary. However, in terms of pick, King is not the highest selection ever taken; in 1942, with pick #24, the Packers chose guard Ray Frankowski in the third round. King becomes the first player taken by the Packers out of Washington since 1993, when they chose quarterback Mark Brunell in the fifth round with pick #118, and becomes the first defensive player taken by the Packers out of Washington since 1992, when they chose linebacker Brett Collins in the twelfth round with pick #314.

  • Josh Jones: Since 2007, NC State has had two players taken in the first two rounds of the draft. Both of them came in the secondary; Washington chose David Amerson with pick #51 in 2013, and Green Bay chose Josh Jones with pick #61 in this year’s draft. Jones becomes the fourth player ever taken by the Packers out of NC State, with the last one being linebacker Terrell Manning in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft with pick #163. In terms of round, Jones is the highest selection out of NC State ever made by the Packers; however, in terms of pick, this is not the case, as in 1958, the Packers chose halfback Dick Christy with pick #27, which came in the third round.

  • Montravius Adams: Adams becomes just the second player since 1994 taken by the Packers out of Auburn, with the other being defensive back Pat Lee, who was taken with pick #60 in the 2008 NFL Draft in the second round. Adams becomes the second Auburn player ever taken by the Packers in the third round, with the other one being nose tackle Donnie Humphrey, who was taken with pick #72 in the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft. Both third round picks out of Auburn in franchise history came on the interior of the defensive line. Additionally, Adams becomes the second Auburn player ever taken with the 93rd pick in the draft, with the other being Stacy Searels, a tackle taken in the fourth round by the San Diego Chargers in 1988 (he never played a down).

  • Vince Biegel: The Packers love taking players out of Wisconsin, as Biegel is the 39th player ever chosen by the Packers out of the school. Biegel becomes the first defensive player chosen by the Packers out of Wisconsin since 1991, when the team chose defensive tackle Don Davey with pick #67 in the third round. Biegel is just the second defensive player since 1986 out of Wisconsin that was chosen by the Packers. Despite taking 39 players from Wisconsin, the Packers have only taken two since 2002, with the other being wide receiver Jared Abbrederis with pick #176 in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Biegel becomes the second Wisconsin player ever taken with the 108th pick in the draft, with the other being Bob Johnson, an end (wide receiver) taken by the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth round of the 1964 NFL Draft.

  • Jamaal Williams: Williams becomes the first BYU player taken on the offensive side of the ball in the NFL Draft since 2010, when both tight end Dennis Pitta and halfback Harvey Unga were drafted. From 2011-16, not a single BYU offensive player was drafted. Williams becomes the fifth player drafted by the Packers out of BYU; only one of those picks came on the defensive side of the ball (linebacker Brady Poppinga in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft). Williams is the second BYU player chosen by the Packers in the fourth round of the draft, with the other being Poppinga in 2005 (pick #125). Williams is the second highest halfback drafted out of BYU; the only one to ever get drafted higher was Pete Van Valkenberg, who was chosen in the third round with pick #66 by the New Orleans Saints in 1973.

  • DeAngelo Yancey: Yancey is just the second wide receiver since 1999 to be chosen out of Purdue, and the first since 2001, when the Atlanta Falcons chose Vinny Sutherland in the fifth round with pick #136. Since 1999, Yancey is the second player taken by the Packers out of Purdue, with the other being defensive end Mike Neal, who was chosen in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft with pick #56. Oddly enough, pick #175 seems to be the sweet spot for Purdue, as Yancey is the fourth Purdue player taken with pick #175; the others are John Greiner (Washington in 1963, round 13), Rodney Carter (Pittsburgh in 1986, round 7), and Ryan Grigson (Cincinnati in 1995, round 6). Yancey is the first end/wide receiver taken by the Packers out of Purdue since 1960, when they chose Rich Brooks in the 19th round with pick #221; Yancey is the second end/wide receiver taken by the Packers out of Purdue ever.

  • Aaron Jones: Jones becomes the first UTEP player taken in the NFL Draft since 2008, when three players (Oniel Cousins, Quintin Demps, Marcus Thomas) got drafted. The Packers, surprisingly, have taken 10 players from UTEP, but Jones is the first since 1989, when they chose kicker Chris Jacke in the sixth round with pick #142. Aaron Jones is the second guy that the Packers have drafted out of UTEP with the last name “Jones,” as in 1969, the Packers chose tight end Ron Jones with the 134th pick (round 6) in the draft. Aaron Jones is the second halfback taken by the Packers out of UTEP, with the other one being Ed Smith, who was taken in the third round with pick #19 in the 1948 NFL Draft. Jones is the third UTEP halfback to be drafted since 1983, with the others being Paul Smith (San Francisco in 2000, round 5, pick #132) and Marcus Thomas (San Diego in 2008, round 5, pick #166). Coincidentally, the last four UTEP halfbacks to get drafted were taken in the fifth round; in 1982, Del Thompson was chosen by the Kanas City Chiefs with pick #130 in round 5. The last time a UTEP halfback got drafted that wasn’t in round 5 was in 1973, when the San Francisco 49ers chose Dave Atkins with pick #201 in the eighth round of the draft. Jones is not the first player to be taken out of UTEP with pick #182; in 1972, the Chiefs chose wide receiver Clyde Glosson with the 182nd pick in the 1970 NFL Draft.

  • Kofi Amichia: Amichia becomes the third USF player ever taken by the Packers, with the other two being linebacker Sam Barrington (round 7, pick #232, 2013) and wide receiver DeAndrew Rubin (round 7, pick #253, 2003). Amichia becomes the highest USF draft pick by the Packers in franchise history; their other two picks from the school were seventh round selections. Additionally, he is just the third offensive lineman taken out of USF, with the other two being Kenyatta Jones (round 4, pick #96, 2001, New England) and Austin Reiter (round 7, pick #222, 2015, Washington); Amichia is the highest offensive lineman taken out of USF since the Pats chose Kenyatta Jones in 2001 in the fourth round.

  • Devante Mays: The last three halfbacks taken out of Utah State came in the seventh round. In 2012, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose halfback Michael Smith with pick #212 in the seventh round, and in 2013, the Indianapolis Colts chose halfback Kerwynn Williams with pick #230 in the seventh round. This is the second straight year that the Packers have taken a player out of Utah State; they chose linebacker Kyler Fackrell with pick #88 in round 3 of last year’s draft. However, Mays is the first offensive player taken out of Utah State by the Packers since 1979, when the team chose wide receiver Ron Cassidy in the eighth round with pick #193. In terms of round, Mays is the highest draft pick taken by the Packers out of Utah State, as their other four offensive picks out of Utah State (Doug Gosnell in 1969, Keith Myers in 1978, Ron Cassidy in 1979, and John Thompson in 1979) were in the eighth or ninth round. However, despite this, in terms of pick, Mays is the lowest offensive pick ever by the Packers out of Utah State; Cassidy was taken with pick #193, Gosnell was taken with pick #194, Myers was taken with pick #228, and Thompson was taken with pick #235. Mays is the second Utah State player chosen by the Packers in the seventh round, joining defensive back Ed Berry, who was taken with pick #183 in the 1986 NFL Draft. Utah State is quietly producing some draftable halfbacks as of late; no halfback from 1984-2011 got drafted out of Utah State, but since 2012, four Utah State halfbacks have been drafted (Robert Turbin and Michael Smith in 2012, Kerwynn Williams in 2013, and Devante Mays in 2017).

  • Malachi Dupre: The last time the Packers chose a defensive player out of LSU was in 1987, when they chose defensive back Norman Jefferson with pick #335 in the twelfth round of the 1987 NFL Draft. Since then, their last five picks out of LSU have been on the offensive side of the football. Dupre is the first receiver or end chosen by the Packers in the draft, and the third player the Packers have ever taken in the seventh round of the NFL Draft, alongside Rondell Mealey in 2000 (pick #252) and Matt Flynn in 2008 (pick #209). All three seventh round picks that the Packers have had out of LSU were on the offensive side of the football.

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