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Packers trade up, select Vanderbilt LB Oren Burks late in third round

Green Bay gives up fourth- and fifth-round picks to move up 13 spots to No. 88


GREEN BAY – Rather than wait until the first pick of Day 3 to make their next selection, the Packers decided to make a move for a player late on Day 2.

Trading the first pick of the fourth round (No. 101 overall) and a fifth-rounder (No. 147) to Carolina, Green Bay moved up 13 spots to No. 88 in the third round and selected linebacker Oren Burks of Vanderbilt.

Originally a safety, Burks (6-3, 233) converted to a hybrid safety-linebacker and then to inside linebacker over his last two years for the Commodores.

In 2017, Burks set a career high with 82 total tackles, including seven for loss, a sack and an interception. It was the fifth interception of his college career.

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