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Quick pick: Packers select Michigan LB Rashan Gary at No. 12 overall

Was named first-team All-Big Ten the past two years


GREEN BAY – The Packers added to their defense with their first pick of the 2019 NFL Draft by selecting Michigan linebacker Rashan Gary at No. 12 overall.

Gary, a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, is known as a disrupter up front. Playing defensive end for the Wolverines, he recorded just nine sacks among 18 tackles for loss over the past two years but is seen as a player whose impact goes beyond the stats.

The 6-foot-4, 277-pounder clocked an impressive 4.58-second time in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine.

His defensive teammate at Michigan, linebacker Devin Bush, went two picks earlier than Gary to Pittsburgh, who traded up to the No. 10 spot. Bush had been quoted as saying he would draft his teammate Gary over him when asked about who was the better player.

Take a look at Packers LB Rashan Gary during his college career.


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