Total breakdown: Packers draft tight end Kennard Backman in sixth round


GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A few quick thoughts on the third of three Green Bay Packers' sixth-round picks.

The pick: Kennard Backman, tight end, UAB

My take: If there's a spot for a late-round pick to make a strong push for a roster spot, it's at tight end. After cutting NFC Championship Game goat Brandon Bostick, the Packers have only two established players in Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers. The only other tight end on the roster is Justin Perillo, who was promoted from the practice squad late last season.

Last pick for the Blazers: It’s possible the 6-foot-3, 258-pound Backman could hold the distinction of being the final player to be drafted from UAB. The school shut down its football program after last season.

No more picks: Unless general manager Ted Thompson trades a 2016 pick to get back into this year's draft, he's done picking players. The Packers sent their lone seventh-round pick to the New England Patriots in the trade to move up in the fifth round to take quarterback Brett Hundley.