Sunday, May 11, 2014
Packers' Day 3 draft roundup
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Here is a look of what the Green Bay Packers did on the third and final day of the NFL draft:
Carl Bradford, OLB, Arizona State (No. 121 overall): A pass-rusher who played mostly with his hand on the ground in college but will stand up in defensive coordinator Dom Capers' scheme. Had 21.5 sacks in three seasons, including 20 in his final two years. Ran a 4.76 40-yard dash and had a 37.5-inch vertical jump at the combine.
Corey Linsley, C, Ohio State (No. 161): Will get the chance to compete with second-year pro JC Tretter for the starting center job, which will be the fourth different starter for Aaron Rodgers in as many seasons. Strong player who did 36 reps on the bench press, tied for second most among the 12 centers at the combine.
Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin (No. 176): The first UW player drafted by the Packers since guard Bill Ferrario in 2001 (fourth round), the former walk-on will also get the chance to return kicks and punts. Played almost exclusively on the outside in college, but likely will move inside and play in the slot for the Packers.
Demetri Goodson, CB, Baylor (No. 197): Played three years of basketball at Gonzaga (2008-11), where he started 68 of 69 games at point guard in his final two seasons. As a freshman, he hit the game-winning shot to beat Western Kentucky in an NCAA tournament gme. Played three years of football at Baylor, where he had four interceptions. Also has some kick return experience.
Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley State (No. 236): The third receiver among the Packers' nine picks, following second-round choice Davante Adams and Abbrederis. Like Adams, he had a 100-catch season. Janis’ came in 2012 with 106 receptions for 1,635 yards and 17 touchdowns. At the combine, only three receivers ran the 40-yard dash faster than his 4.42 seconds.