GREEN BAY – The Packers continued their streak of drafting prolific defensive players out of the University of Georgia, selecting defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt with the No. 28 overall pick.
Wyatt's selection comes six years after the Packers invested their last first-round pick on the defensive line (Kenny Clark) and six spots after drafting Wyatt's teammate (linebacker Quay Walker) at No. 22. The Packers also drafted former Bulldogs cornerback Eric Stokes with their first-round pick last year.
Wyatt was a second-team All-America selection by the Associated Press from Georgia's vaunted defense. The 6-3, 304-pounder had just 2½ sacks last season but was credited with 27 QB pressures in 14 games, a high number for an interior rusher.
He recorded 39 total tackles last year, 18 solo and seven for loss. Over his four years for the Bulldogs, he had 113 tackles (49 solo), 12 TFLs and five sacks.
Wyatt was the third Georgia defensive lineman taken in this draft, following Travon Walker at No. 1 overall to Jacksonville and Jordan Davis at No. 13 to Philadelphia.
The Georgia native began his college career at the junior college level (Hutchinson, Kan.) and wound up playing in 49 total games for his home-state team, starting 24 over the past two seasons. The first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection clocked a 4.77-second time in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine, a standout time for a 300-pound player.