Packers Draft Lacy And Swing Three Trades Friday

The Green Bay Packers made a trade and then took a running back in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday night.  Green Bay sent the 55th overall pick to San Francisco in exchange for the 61st overall pick and the 173rd overall pick.  The Packers then used the 61st pick (31st in the second round) on Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (5’11, 23o pounds).  Lacy ran for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2012 and had 2,402 yards rushing and 30 touchdowns in his three years with the Crimson Tide. Packers Director of College Scouting, Brian Gutekunst talked about Lacy’s running style…

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Eddie Lacy on being drafted by Packers: “I’m extremely excited to be able to play in the organization. They have a great quarterback and a great offensive.  I’m just glad to be another addition to that.”

Eddie Lacy on the hamstring strain that kept him out of the combine: “As of right now, I’m 100 percent.  I have a lot of training under my belt.  My condition is going to be right and from day one I;m going to step in ready to go.”

The Packers and 49ers hooked up for a second trade Friday night.  This deal had Green Bay sending the 88th overall pick to San Francisco for the 93rd overall pick and the 216th overall pick.  The Packers then sent the 93rd pick to the Dolphins for a fourth (109th), a fifth (146th) and a seventh (224th).  The Packers now have 10 total selections in the final four rounds on Saturday.  General Manager Ted Thompson said things pretty much went as planned…

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WDOR’s Nick Olson and Sirius XM NFL Radio’s Mike Clemens:

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NFC North Selections:
Detroit Lions – Darius Slay (CB, Mississippi State) 36th overall (2nd round)
Chicago Bears – Jon Bostic (ILB, Florida) 50th overall (2nd round)
Detroit Lions – Larry Warford (OG, Kentucky) 65th overall (3rd round)

Wisconsin Badgers Selected:
Running back Montee Ball – Taken by Denver Broncos with the 58th overall pick

(Front photo of Eddie Lacy courtesy of University of Alabama Athletic Department)

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