GREEN BAY – General Manager Brian Gutekunst completed the receiver trifecta on Saturday night, selecting Charlotte's Grant DuBose with the Packers' 13th and final pick of the 2023 NFL Draft (No. 256).
DuBose is the third wideout Green Bay drafted this weekend, joining Michigan State's Jayden Reed (second round, No. 50) and Virginia's Dontayvion Wicks (fifth, No. 159).
DuBose split his college career between Charlotte and Miles College (Ala.), a Division II program in Alabama which was his only scholarship offer out of high school. DuBose saw action in 10 games in 2019 before the school didn't play football in 2020 due the COVID-19 pandemic. He worked three jobs that year, including at Wal-Mart.
The 6-foot-2, 201-pound receiver joined the Charlotte football team in the summer of 2021 and caught a 56-yard touchdown on his first target in the season opener against Duke. DuBose earned an All-Conference USA honorable mention after leading the team with 62 catches for 892 yards and six touchdowns.
DuBose was named second-team All-Conference USA as a senior after catching 63 passes for 787 yards and a career-high nine TDs. DuBose ran a 4.57 in the 40 at the combine with a 35-inch vertical and 10-5 broad jump, and 6.89 time in the three-cone drill, third fastest among receivers in Indy.
It's the third time in Gutekunst's six drafts the Packers have taken three receivers.