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2023 NFL Draft: Packers select Auburn DL Colby Wooden in fourth round, No. 116 overall

Had six sacks and 11½ TFLs in 2022

DL Colby Wooden
DL Colby Wooden

GREEN BAY – The Packers opened the third day of the draft turning back to the defense by selecting Auburn defensive lineman Colby Wooden in the fourth round, at No. 116 overall.

Over the last three years, Wooden (6-4, 273) posted 15 sacks among 29½ tackles for loss, setting career highs in both categories with six sacks and 11½ TFLs last season.

Wooden also led the Tigers with three forced fumbles in 2022, and he recovered two fumbles as well. He became a regular on Auburn's defense in 2020, after a redshirt season, and made the SEC All-Freshman team.

Wooden clocked a 4.79 in the 40 at the scouting combine, and his younger brother, Caleb, is a safety at Auburn. Wooden joins a Packers position group that lost Dean Lowry and Jarran Reed in free agency.


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