The Green Bay Packers used the first of three seventh round picks on a receiver as they took Grand Valley State’s Charles Johnson (6-2, 215 pounds) with the 216th overall pick. Johnson caught 72 passes for 1,199 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2012. In two seasons at the division 2 school he had 128 receptions for 2,229 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson on Johnson:
The Packers also used their second pick in the seventh round on the pass catching corp as they took Maryland receiver Kevin Dorsey (6’1, 207 pounds) with the 224th pick. In 2012, Dorsey caught 18 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns. In four years at Maryland, he hauled in 81 passes for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns.
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson on Dorsey:
With their final pick in the 2013 NFL Draft (232nd overall), the Packers took South Flordia linebacker Sam Barrington (6’1, 235 pounds). Barrington had 80 tackles and three and a half sacks in 2012. Earned second-team All-Big East honors.
NFC North Selections:
Detroit Lions – Michael Williams (TE, Alabama) 211th overall (7th round)
Minnesota Vikings – Michael Mauti (LB, Penn State) 213th overall (7th round)
Minnesota Vikings – Travis Bons (G, North Carolina) 214th overall (7th round)
Minnesota Vikings – Everett Dawkins (DT, Flordia State) 229th overall (7th round)
Chicago Bears – Marquess Wilson (WR, Washington State) 236th overall (7th round)
Detroit Lions – Brandon Hepburn (LB, Florida A&M) 245th overall (7th round)
(Front photo of Kevin Dorsey courtesy of University of Maryland Athletic Department)