The Green Bay Packers used their lone pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft (193rd overall) on Illinois State linebacker, Nate Palmer (6’3, 240 pounds). In 2012, Palmer recorded 71 tackles and seven and a half sacks. He had 15 total tackles behind the line of scrimmage and 27 quarterback hurries. Palmer, who started 13 games at defensive end, was named second-team All-Missouri Valley. Before transferring to Illinois State, Palmer appeared in 21 games for Illinois.
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson on Palmer:
NFC North Selections:
Detroit Lions – Corey Fuller (WR, Virginia Tech) – 171st overall (sixth round)
Chicago Bears – Cornelius Washington (DE, Georgia) – 188th overall (sixth round)
Minnesota Vikings – Jeff Baca (G, UCLA) – 196th overall (sixth round)
Detroit Lions – Theo Riddick (RB, Notre Dame) – 199th overall (sixth round)
(Front photo of Nate Palmer courtesy of Illinois State University Athletic Department)