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Packers draft a third running back

Utah State RB Devante Mays is the first of two seventh-round picks


 GREEN BAY – The Packers used the first of their two seventh-round selections on Utah State's Devante Mays, the third running back Green Bay has selected Saturday.

The 5-foot-11, 230-pound senior gained 1,225 yards and 12 touchdowns on 202 attempts (6.1 yards per carry) in two seasons with the Aggies.

After Mays nearly rushed for a 1,000 yards as a junior, an injury limited him to only six games as a senior, gaining 259 yards and three touchdowns on 37 attempts (7.0 yards per carry).

Before transferring to Utah State, Mays spent one year at Blinn (Texas) Junior College after spending another at Tyler (Texas) Junior College.

It's the first time the Packers have taken three halfbacks in one draft since 1974 (Barty Smith, Don Woods and Eric Torkelson).

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