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2024 NFL Draft: Packers select Missouri LB Ty'Ron Hopper in 3rd round, No. 91 overall

Second-team All-SEC pick was Butkus Award finalist


GREEN BAY – The Packers drafted a second linebacker Friday night with the second of their two third-round picks, choosing Missouri linebacker Ty'Ron Hopper with the No. 91 overall pick.

Hopper (6-2, 231) played three seasons at Florida, mostly as a reserve, before transferring to Missouri for his last two seasons.

At Missouri, he started 22 games and posted 133 tackles, including 20 for loss, with 5½ sacks. He led the Tigers' defense in 2022 with 14 TFLs, his second straight year in double-digits in that category after getting 10 at Florida in 2021.

He then earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors last year. He was also a finalist for the Butkus Award given to the nation's top linebacker.

Hopper was a team captain his final year at Missouri but missed the tail end of the season with an ankle injury. He did not work out at the scouting combine.

At Missouri's pro day, Hopper clocked a 4.68-second 40 with a 36-inch vertical jump.

He joins Texas A&M's Edgerrin Cooper, a second-round pick, in the linebacker competition in defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley's new defense.


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