GREEN BAY – The Packers used the first of their four seventh-round selections to draft Georgia Tech safety Tariq Carpenter at No. 228 overall.
Carpenter started 41 of his 52 career games over five seasons at Georgia Tech, registering 223 tackles (6½ for a loss), four interceptions and three forced fumbles.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound safety started nine of 12 games played in 2021, posting a career-high 65 tackles and breaking up three passes. A native of Ludowici, Ga., Carpenter's mother, Demetria Fiffie, is a retired staff sergeant in the U.S. Army. She served five international tours of duty, including three deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.
Carpenter joins a safety room that includes veteran starters Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage, 2020 seventh-round pick Vernon Scott and Shawn Davis.