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Packers draft DT Montravius Adams in third round

Green Bay continues to build on defense during second day of NFL Draft


GREEN BAY – The Packers continued to build on defense Friday night when they drafted Auburn defensive tackle Montravius Adams with their third-round pick (93rd overall).

The 6-foot-4, 304-pound defensive tackle was a three-year starter for the Tigers, recording 151 tackles with 11 sacks and three forced fumbles in 52 games.

Adams, a former five-star recruit out of Vienna, Ga., was a second-team All-SEC selection during his senior year after tallying 44 tackles (8 ½ for a loss) and a career-best 4½ sacks. He ran a 4.87-second time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The addition of Adams comes after the Packers added to their secondary in the second round with the selection of Washington cornerback Kevin King and North Carolina State safety Josh James.

Ted Thompson now has drafted at least one defensive lineman in each of his 13 drafts as the Packers' general manager.

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