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Packers sign 7 of 10 draft choices

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Packers sign 7 of 10 draft choices

CREATED Jul 29, 2011

The Green Bay Packers signed seven of their 10 draft choices and two rookie free agents today. Missing from the list are first round choice, OT Derek Sherrod, third round selection, RB Alex Green, and fourth round selection, CB Davon House.

UPDATE: The Packers have since signed Sherrod, Green and House. All three took part in weekend practices.

The information below also serves as a nice reminder what the Packers draft looked like.

 

Rd

Name

Pos

Ht

Wt

College

HS Hometown

2

Randall Cobb

WR

5-10

191

Kentucky

Alcoa, Tenn.

5

D.J. Williams

TE

6-2

245

Arkansas

Little Rock, Ark.

6a

Caleb Schlauderaff

G

6-4

302

Utah

Shelton, Wash.

6b

D.J. Smith

LB

5-11

239

Appalachian State

Charlotte, N.C.

6c

Ricky Elmore

LB

6-4

256

Arizona

Simi Valley, Calif.

7a

Ryan Taylor

TE

6-3

254

North Carolina

Winston-Salem, N.C.

7b

Lawrence Guy

DE

6-4

304

Arizona State

Las Vegas, Nev.

UD

Chris Donaldson

DE

6-1

300

Oklahoma State

Anderson, S.C.

UD

Elisha Joseph

DE

6-2

290

Temple

Hartford, Conn.

 

Cobb, 20, earned first-team All-America recognition from The Associated Press, ESPN.com and SportsIllustrated.com as a junior in 2010 as an all-purpose player. He set the SEC single-season record for all-purpose yards with 2,396 in 2010, topping the previous mark of 2,310 yards by Arkansas RB Darren McFadden (2007).

 

Williams, 22, became the first Razorbacks tight end to win the John Mackey Award, an honor given to the nation’s top tight end, in 2010. He also received the 2010 Disney Spirit Award, which is given to the most inspirational figure in college football. Williams finished his Arkansas career with 152 receptions, the second-highest total in school history and the most by a non-wide receiver.

 

Schlauderaff, 23, earned second-team All-America honors from Walter Camp and SportsIllustrated.com and was named first-team All-Mountain West in 2010. A four-year starter, he was part of a Utes squad in 2008 that finished No. 2 in the AP’s final poll, the only team in the country to post a perfect record (13-0).

 

Smith, 22, was one of only two players in school history to record 500 tackles in his career, joining three-time NFL Pro Bowler Dexter Coakley. He finished his career at ASU as the NCAA Division I FCS active leader in tackles with 525.

 

Elmore, 23, finished his collegiate career with 25½ sacks, second in school history behind only Tedy Bruschi (52, 1992-95). Elmore led the Pac-10 in sacks in 2010 with 11, giving him 21½ over his final two seasons for the Wildcats.

 

Taylor, 23, set a single-season school record for receptions by a tight end with 36 in 2010. He was also a key contributor on special teams, serving as a two-year captain for that unit during his UNC career.

 

Guy, 21, earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 recognition each of his three seasons with the Sun Devils. He was part of units that led the conference and finished in the top 20 nationally in run defense in 2009 and 2010. Guy played in 35 games with 31 starts and recorded 122 tackles, eight sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.

 

Donaldson, 22, started all 13 games at defensive tackle for the Cowboys as a senior and registered 25 tackles, three sacks, two pass breakups and a blocked field goal. He appeared in 12 contests as a junior in 2009 and recorded nine tackles, including one stop for a loss.

 

Joseph, 23, started all 12 games at nose tackle for the Owls as a senior and posted 44 tackles on his way to earning first-team All-MAC recognition. He played in 48 games with 19 starts during his collegiate career and registered 97 tackles, including 6½ tackles for loss, and a sack.