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Packers Add To Both Sides of Ball


New York, NY (WHBL) - The 2011 NFL Draft came to an end Saturday night.  Here's a recap of the Green Bay Packers selections.

On Thursday, the Packers made Mississppi State offensive tackel Derek Sherrod the 32nd overall pick in the first round.  Sherrod was an All-SEC selection in 2009 and 2010.

In the second round, the Packers chose Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb.  Cobb is listed at 5'11", 186 pounds and was selected as a first team All-American as an All Purpose Player and also made first team All-SEC.

In round three, the Packers took running back Alex Green, of Hawaii.  Green is listed as 6'1", 225 pounds.  He ran for 1,199 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2010.

On Saturday, the Packers traded their first 4th round pick and a 7th round pick to Denver for a 5th and 6th round pick.

With their compensatory selection, the Packers chose cornerback Davon House, of New Mexico State.  House, 6'0", 182 pounds, was a first team All-WAC selection. 

In round five, the Packers picked tight end D.J. Williams, a 6'2", 251 pounder from Arkansas.  Williams won the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end in 2010.

Green Bay traded their second 5th round pick to San Franciso for the 49ers' 6th round and 7th rouind picks.

The Packers had three 6th round picks.  With their first, they chose Utah offensive lineman Caleb Schlauderaff.  He's listed as 6'4", 305 pounds.

Green Bay then chose linebacker D.J. Smith, a 5'11", 239 pounder from Appalachian State.

With their final 6th round pick, the Packers selected Arizona defensive lineman Ricky Elmore.  The 6'5", 255 pounder led the Pac-10 in sacks each of the last two seasons.  Word is Elmore will be converted to outside linebacker in the Packer's 3-4 defense.

In round seven, the Packers picked tight end Ryan Taylor, 6'3", 254 pounds, and finished the draft by selecting Arizona State defensive tackle Lawrence Guy.  Guy is 6'4", 305 pounds and projects as a defensive end in the Packers defense.