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2020 NFL Draft: Packers select Oregon C Jake Hanson, Indiana G Simon Stepaniak in sixth round, Nos. 208-209 overall

Green Bay adds two more interior offensive linemen with a lot of starts under their belts


GREEN BAY – The Packers added two more interior offensive linemen with back-to-back picks in the sixth round on Saturday.

Green Bay chose Oregon center Jake Hanson with the 208th overall pick and then selected Indiana guard Simon Stepaniak moments later at No. 209.

Hanson (6-4, 303) started 49 games at center over four seasons for the Ducks, earning second-team All-Pac-12 Conference honors from the media his last two years.

A durable, reliable player, Hanson took over as Oregon's starting center as a redshirt freshman in 2016 and never relinquished the job.

The Eureka, Calif., native clocked a 5.5-second time in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine and put up 33 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

Stepaniak was a full-time starter at guard for Indiana the past two seasons, starting 31 games total over four years for the Hoosiers, all but one at right guard.

This past year, the 6-4, 313-pound Stepaniak earned third-team All-Big Ten honors from the media and honorable mention from the coaches. He was a team captain and is a native of Hamilton, Ohio. He recorded 37 bench reps at the combine.

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