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2023 NFL Draft: Packers select South Dakota State TE Tucker Kraft in third round, No. 78 overall

Green Bay doubles up on tight ends on Day 2

TE Tucker Kraft
TE Tucker Kraft

GREEN BAY – The Packers doubled up at tight end on Friday night, drafting South Dakota State's Tucker Kraft in the third round (No. 78 overall).

Green Bay took Oregon State tight end Luke Musgrave in the second round (No. 42).

The 6-foot-4, 254-pound tight end caught 99 passes for 1,211 yards and nine touchdowns in 32 collegiate games.

Kraft enjoyed his best season as a junior, hauling in 65 passes for 773 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games. He suffered an early-season ankle injury in 2022 but still finished with 27 catches for 348 yards and three TDs in nine contests.

Kraft ran a 4.69 in the 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine with a 1.59 10-yard split. He recorded a 4.62 time in the 40 at his pro day with a 36½-inch vertical.

It's the first time the Packers have drafted two tight ends in the same draft since 2011, when Green Bay selected Arkansas' D.J. Williams and North Carolina's Ryan Taylor.


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