The Green Bay Packers had back-to-back picks towards the end of the fourth round and they continued to add defensive players. With the 132nd pick, the Packers took Iowa defensive tackle, Mike Daniels. He is listed at 6’1, 280 pounds. In 13 games in 2011, Daniels had 67 tackles, 9 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss. Daniels received honorable mention all-Big Ten in 2010. He is originally from Blackwood, New Jersey.
Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers on Mike Daniels:
With the 133rd pick, the Packers drafted Maine safety, Jerron McMillian. He stands 5’11 and weighs 215 pounds. In 2011, McMillian was an ECAC first team selection and was a second-team All-American selection by Phil Steele. McMillian recorded 88 tackles and intercepted one pass in 2011. He helped Maine advance to the CAA (formerly 1-AA) quarterfinals. McMillian is originally from Hillside, New Jersey.
Safeties Coach Darren Perry hopes that Jerron McMillian will improve the team’s tackling:
After the two fourth round selections, the Packers and Patriots hooked up on another trade. The Packers re-acquired the fifth round pick they traded to the Patriots on Friday. The Packers dealt their sixth (197th) and two of their sevenths (224th and 235th) for the 163rd pick which they used on North Carolina State outside linebacker, Terrell Manning. He is listed at 6’2, 233 pounds. In 2011, Manning recorded 5.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss. He had 76 tackles and 3 interceptions. He is originally from Laurinburg, North Carolina. Manning is expected to line up as an inside linebacker.
Assistant Head Coach/Inside Linebackers Coach Winston Moss hopes Terrell Manning is ready to compete for a job:
With the Packers first pick of the seventh round, the offense was finally acknowledged as the team selected Florida State offensive tackle, Andrew Datko with the 241st pick. Datko made 40 college starts, but he missed the final nine games of the 2011 season with a shoulder injury. Datko also missed three games in 2010 with a shoulder injury. He is listed at 6’6, 215 pounds. Datko is originally from Weston, Florida.
The Packers wrapped up their draft by taking Tennessee-Chattanooga quarterback B.J. Coleman with pick number 243, their second pick in the seventh round. Coleman stands 6’3 and weighs 233 pounds. He threw for 1527 yards, 9 touchdowns and 9 interceptions in 2011. Coleman missed three games after injuring a shoulder against Georgia Southern. He played one season at the University of Tennessee. Coleman is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee
General Manager Ted Thompson was happy with how the 2012 draft played out for the Packers:
NFC North Day Three Selections:
4th round (#111) – Bears – Evan Rodriguez (FB, Temple)
4th round (#118) – Vikings – Jarius Wright (WR, Arkansas)
4th round (#125) – Lions – Ronnell Lewis (OLB, Oklahoma)
4th round (#128) – Vikings – Rhett Ellison (FB, USC)
4th round (#134) – Vikings – Greg Childs (WR, Arkansas)
5th round (#138) – Lions – Tahir Whitehead (OLB, Temple)
5th round (#139) – Vikings – Robert Blanton (S, Notre Dame)
5th round (#148) – Lions – Chris Greenwood (CB, Albion)
6th round (#175) – Vikings – Blair Walsh (K, Georgia)
6th round (#185) – Bears – Isaiah Frey (CB, Nevada)
6th round (#195) – Lions – Jonte Green (CB, New Mexico St)
7th round (#210) – Vikings – Audie Cole (ILB, NC State)
7th round (#219) – Vikings – Trevor Guyton (DE, Cal)
7th round (#220) – Bears – Greg McCoy (CB, TCU)
7th round (#223) – Lions – Travis Lewis (OLB, Oklahoma)
Badgers Taken On Day Three:
4th round (#122) – Saints – WR, Nick Toon
5th round (#157) -Falcons – FB, Bradie Ewing
6th round (#207) – Panthers – P, Brad Nortman