Packers Rookies Get First Taste Of NFL

Wide-eyed, ready to learn and excited to get to work.  That would be a fitting description of the Lambeau Field locker room Friday as the Green Bay Packers opened their 2013 rookie orientation camp.  The team’s eleven draft picks, nine non-drafted rookies and 27 other players invited in for a tryout all began their NFL careers.  Fourth round draft pick, running back Johnathan Franklin, was ready to get to work in a Packers uniform…

Franklin was one of two running back drafted by the Packers in 2013.  Second round pick Eddie Lacy (featured in front photo) said that the Packers offensive playbook was a bit overwhelming…

Linebacker Nate Palmer was the Packers sixth round selection.  Palmer was asked what his initial thoughts were as he entered the Packers locker room…

Fourth round pick, offensive lineman, David Bakhtiari was impressed by Lambeau Field and the Packers overall facilities…

The Packers announced Friday afternoon that nine of the team’s eleven draft picks had signed.  Head coach Mike McCarthy was asked if it matters to a coach if a draft pick is signed…

The two selections that have not signed are the team’s top two selections, Datone Jones and Eddie Lacy.

The team also signed these nine non-drafted free agents:
QB Matt Brown (6’3, 225, Illinois State)
C Patrick Lewis (6’1, 311, Texas A&M)
LB Andy Mulumba (6’3, 260, Eastern Michigan)
RB Angelo Pease (5’10, 211, Kansas State)
DT Gilbert Pena (6’2, 330, Mississippi)
FB Ryan Roberson (6’0, 240, Texas)
TE Jake Stoneburner (6’3, 249, Ohio State)
G Lane Taylor (6’3, 324, Oklahoma State)
WR Myles White (6’0, 182, Louisiana Tech)

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