Later this week, the Green Bay Packers will welcome another rookie class to their roster through the NFL Draft, which will be held April 23-25.
- Armed with 10 selections for the second straight year, the Packers will have plenty of opportunities to add more talent and depth to their roster. All picks are eligible to be traded.
- Green Bay enters the draft with a pick in every round, including three selections in the sixth round and two in the seventh round.
- If the Packers draft 10 players, it will mark the third draft in the last four years that Green Bay selected 10-plus players (11 in 2018 and 10 in 2017). From 2000-19, the Packers selected 10-plus players in a single draft eight times (2013, 11; 2011, 10; 2007, 11; 2006, 12; 2005, 11; 2000, 13) according to pro-football-reference.com.
- The event will begin in prime time on Thursday night, with Round 1 on April 23 beginning at 7 p.m. CT.
- Rounds 2-3 also will be held in prime time, beginning on Friday, April 24, at 6 p.m. CT. Rounds 4-7 will complete the draft on Saturday, April 25, starting at 11 a.m. CT.
- Teams will have 10 minutes in between selections in the first round and seven minutes between each choice for Round 2. Rounds 3-6, including compensatory picks, will allow up to five minutes in between picks and Round 7, including compensatory picks, will allow four minutes.
GUTEKUNST LEADS PACKERS IN THIRD DRAFT AS GM
GM Brian Gutekunst enters his 22nd draft with the Packers and his third as the general manager.
- In the 2019 draft, Gutekunst selected eight players overall, including LB Rashan Gary (No. 12), S Darnell Savage (No. 21) and G Elgton Jenkins (No. 44) in the first two rounds. All three players played in 14-plus games last season with Savage and Jenkins both starting 14 16 games. Green Bay also got immediate returns from later-round picks DL Kingsley Keke (No. 150), who played in 14 games, and LB Ty Summers (No. 226) who played in all 16 games. Overall, all eight 2019 draft picks saw action in at least four games as rookies.
- In his first draft as general manager in 2018, Gutekunst made a couple of trades involving first-round picks that resulted in the Packers selecting CB Jaire Alexander at No. 18 and gaining the No. 30 pick in the 2019 draft. Alexander was named to the 2018 NFL All-Rookie team by the PFWA and has led the Packers in passes defensed in each of his first two seasons.
- Green Bay selected 11 players in Gutekunst's first draft as GM. For the first time since 2006 (five), the Packers had four or more rookies start six-plus games in 2018 (Alexander, 11; fifth-round pick WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, 10; second-round pick CB Josh Jackson, 10; sixth-round selection WR Equanimeous St. Brown, seven). The Packers had rookies play in a league-high 171 games in 2018 and account for 50 starts, the most for Green Bay since 2006 (66 starts).
- Gutekunst spent his first 13 seasons with Green Bay as a college scout, serving as an East Coast regional scout for two years (1999-2000) before switching to the Southeast region (2001-11).
- During his first 13 drafts with the Packers, Gutekunst was part of a personnel department that drafted several Pro Bowlers, including WR Donald Driver (seventh round, 1999), who is the team's all-time leading receiver, QB Aaron Rodgers (first round, 2005), LB A.J. Hawk (first round, 2006), who is the leading tackler in franchise history, WR Jordy Nelson (second round, 2008), and LB Clay Matthews (first round, 2009), who is the franchise leader in sacks.
- Gutekunst was promoted to director of college scouting in 2012, a position he served in through 2015. Over that time period, Green Bay selected Pro Bowlers T David Bakhtiari (fourth round, 2013), who became the first Green Bay rookie to start every game at LT since the league went to a 16-game slate in 1978 and has been honored as an All-Pro by The Associated Press each of the last four years, RB Eddie Lacy (second round, 2012), who was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year by AP, and WR Davante Adams (second round, 2014), who has been selected to three straight Pro Bowls (2017-19).
- In 2016-17, Gutekunst served as director of player personnel and those two drafts were highlighted by the addition of DL Kenny Clark (first round, 2016), who earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2019, and RBs Jamaal Williams (fourth round, 2017) and Aaron Jones (fifth round, 2017), who became the first Packers rookie duo to both register 400-plus rushing yards in a season (2017). In 2018, Jones became the first Packer to lead the NFL (min. 100 att.) in yards per carry (5.47 avg.), and in 2019 he recorded a franchise-best 23 total touchdowns (including postseason).
ANALYZING THE PICKS SINCE 2005
Total Picks: 140 Offense: 71 Defense: 66 Specialists: 3
Quarterback (6): Aaron Rodgers (2005-1), Ingle Martin (2006-5a), Brian Brohm (2008-2b), Matt Flynn (2008-7a), B.J. Coleman (2012-7b), Brett Hundley (2015-5a)
Running Back (10): Brandon Jackson (2007-2), DeShawn Wynn (2007-7a), James Starks (2010-6), Alex Green (2011-3), Eddie Lacy (2013-2), Johnathan Franklin (2013-4c), Jamaal Williams (2017-4b), Aaron Jones (2017-5b), Devante Mays (2017-7a), Dexter Williams (2019-6b)
Fullback (3): Korey Hall (2007-6a), Quinn Johnson (2009-5a), Aaron Ripkowski (2015-6a)
Tight End (8): Clark Harris (2007-7), Jermichael Finley (2008-3), Andrew Quarless (2010-5a), D.J. Williams (2011-5), Ryan Taylor (2011-7a), Richard Rodgers (2014-3b), Kennard Backman (2015-6c), Jace Sternberger (2019-3)
Wide Receiver (21): Terrence Murphy (2005-2b), Craig Bragg (2005-6b), Greg Jennings (2006-2b), Cory Rodgers (2006-4a), James Jones (2007-3a), David Clowney (2007-5), Jordy Nelson (2008-2a), Brett Swain (2008-7b), Randall Cobb (2011-2), Charles Johnson (2013-7a), Kevin Dorsey (2013-7b), Davante Adams (2014-2), Jared Abbrederis (2014-5b), Jeff Janis (2014-7), Ty Montgomery (2015-3), Trevor Davis (2016, 5), DeAngelo Yancey (2017-5a), Malachi Dupre (2017-7b), J'Mon Moore (2018-4), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (2018-5c), Equanimeous St. Brown (2018-6)
Tackle (12): Tony Moll (2006-5b), Breno Giacomini (2008-5), T.J. Lang (2009-4), Jamon Meredith (2009-5b), Bryan Bulaga (2010-1), Marshall Newhouse (2010-5b), Derek Sherrod (2011-1), Andrew Datko (2012-7a), David Bakhtiari (2013-4a), JC Tretter (2013-4b), Jason Spriggs (2016-2), Kyle Murphy (2016-6)
Guard (9): William Whitticker (2005-7b), Daryn Colledge (2006-2a), Jason Spitz (2006-3b), Allen Barbre (2007-4), Josh Sitton (2008-4b), Caleb Schlauderaff (2011-6a), Kofi Amichia (2017-6), Cole Madison (2018-5a), Elgton Jenkins (2019-2)
Center (2): Junius Coston (2005-5a), Corey Linsley (2014-5a)
Defensive End (13): Michael Montgomery (2005-6a), Dave Tollefson (2006-7), Jeremy Thompson (2008-4a), Jarius Wynn (2009-6a), Mike Neal (2010-2), C.J. Wilson (2010-7), Lawrence Guy (2011-7b), Jerel Worthy (2012-2a), Datone Jones (2013-1), Josh Boyd (2013-5b), Khyri Thornton (2014-3a), Dean Lowry (2016-4b), Kingsley Keke (2019-5)
Defensive Tackle (8): Johnny Jolly (2006-6a), Justin Harrell (2007-1), B.J. Raji (2009-1a), Mike Daniels (2012-4a), Christian Ringo (2015-6b), Kenny Clark (2016-1), Montravius Adams (2017-3), James Looney (2018-7a)
Linebacker (22): Brady Poppinga (2005-4b), Kurt Campbell (2005-7a), A.J. Hawk (2006-1), Abdul Hodge (2006-3a), Desmond Bishop (2007-6b), Clay Matthews (2009-1b), Brad Jones (2009-7), D.J. Smith (2011-6b), Ricky Elmore (2011-6c), Nick Perry (2012-1), Terrell Manning (2012-5), Nate Palmer (2013-6), Sam Barrington (2013-7c), Carl Bradford (2014-4), Jake Ryan (2015-4), Kyler Fackrell (2016-3), Blake Martinez (2016-4a), Vince Biegel (2017-4a), Oren Burks (2018-3), Kendall Donnerson (2018-7c), Rashan Gary (2019-1a), Ty Summers (2019-7)
Cornerback (14): Mike Hawkins (2005-5b), Will Blackmon (2006-4b), Pat Lee (2008-2c), Brandon Underwood (2009-6b), Davon House (2011-4), Casey Hayward (2012-2b), Micah Hyde (2013-5a), Demetri Goodson (2014-6), Damarious Randall (2015-1), Quinten Rollins (2015-2), Kevin King (2017-2a), Jaire Alexander (2018-1), Josh Jackson (2018-2), Ka'dar Hollman (2019-6a)
Safety (9): Nick Collins (2005-2a), Marviel Underwood (2005-4a), Tyrone Culver (2006-6b), Aaron Rouse (2007-3b), Morgan Burnett (2010-3), Jerron McMillian (2012-4b), Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (2014-1), Josh Jones (2017-2b), Darnell Savage (2019-1b)
Kicker (1): Mason Crosby (2007-6c)
Punter (1): JK Scott (2018-5b)
Long Snapper (1): Hunter Bradley (2018-7b)
DRAFT PICKS BY SCHOOL
Where have the 140 Packers draft picks gone to school? Note: Power 5 schools are those in the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC.
Power 5: 97
California 5, Iowa 5, Texas A&M 5, UCLA 5, Louisville 4, Mississippi State 4, Alabama 3, Arizona State 3, Colorado 3, LSU 3, Stanford 3, Texas Christian 3, Auburn 2, Boston College 2, Maryland 2, Michigan 2, Michigan State 2, North Carolina State 2, Notre Dame 2, Ohio State 2, Oklahoma 2, Purdue 2, Southern California 2, Vanderbilt 2, Virginia Tech 2, Wisconsin 2, Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas State, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wake Forest, Washington State
Non-Power 5: 43
South Florida 3, Brigham Young 2, Boise State 2, Fresno State 2, San Diego State 2, Utah State 2, Alabama-Birmingham, Albany, Appalachian State, Bethune-Cookman, Buffalo, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Cornell, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Furman, Grand Valley State, Hawaii, Illinois State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Maine, Miami (Ohio), Missouri Southern State, Nevada, New Mexico State, North Carolina A&T, Northwest Missouri State, Saginaw Valley State, San Jose State, Southeast Missouri, Southern Mississippi, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Texas-El Paso, Toledo, Western Michigan
First Round (15): Linebacker (4), defensive tackle (3), cornerback (2), safety (2), tackle (2), defensive end, quarterback
Second Round (20): Cornerback (5), wide receiver (5), defensive end (2), guard (2), running back (2), safety (2), quarterback, tackle
Third Round (14): Linebacker (3), tight end (3), safety (2), wide receiver (2), defensive end, defensive tackle, guard, running back
Fourth Round (21): Linebacker (5), tackle (3), cornerback (2), defensive end (2), guard (2), running back (2), safety (2), wide receiver (2), defensive tackle
Fifth Round (24): Wide receiver (5), tackle (4), cornerback (2), defensive end (2), guard (2), quarterback (2), tight end (2), center, fullback, linebacker, punter, running back
Sixth Round (23): Linebacker (4), cornerback (3), defensive end (2), defensive tackle (2), fullback (2), guard (2), running back (2), wide receiver (2), kicker, safety, tackle, tight end
Seventh Round (23): Linebacker (5), wide receiver (5), defensive end (3), quarterback (2), running back (2), tight end (2), defensive tackle, guard, long snapper, tackle
DRAFT HEADQUARTERS AT PACKERS.COM
For Packers fans, the team's official website and social-media channels are the best source for up-to-the-minute information on draft weekend and the only places to listen to live conference calls in their entirety.
- Packers.com will provide biographical information on each Packers pick as it happens, with additional coverage by the Packers.com writers.
- Conference calls featuring General Manager Brian Gutekunst, Head Coach Matt LaFleur and members of the personnel and scouting staff will be carried live on packers.com, as well as the team's official Facebook and Twitter accounts. They will also stream on YouTube, the mobile app and the connected TV app (Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV). All conference calls will also be posted on the site for later viewing.
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