That's basically how the draft works. You're happy to get a couple of guys per year who you ultimately sign to second contracts.
I haven't followed the running back moves throughout the league. Not sure.
No, they can't until the draft is over.
#Packers select WR Malachi Dupre from LSU.
Dupree caught 41 passes for 593 yards and 3 TDs for LSU as a senior.
This guy is a height/weight/speed selection: He was a high school state champion in the triple, long, and high-jump. Doesn't have great production over his four years but he ran a 4.52 and has a vertical of 39 1/2 inches. He's 6-2, 192 pounds.
Ted Thompson will be down shortly to answer questions. I'll transcribe.
DuPre is an early entry to the draft. Sounds like he has lots of physical talent but is really raw.
He played in a more sophisticated offense. Played in a big-time program in front of huge crowds I just don't think he's played with great quarterbacks.
Thompson: We felt like today be a day of moving but we didn't do a lot of moving. We felt we accomplished a lot of things.
Thompson on 3 RBs: It just worked out thet way. It wasn't intentional. It's just the way it worked out. Felt it was a strong year at RB.
Thompson on RB positions: We're happy we're able to find some value at the RB position.
Thompson: We wanted extra picks, that was a goal going into this draft. We felt we needed to add some juice to this roster.
Thompson: We added good players. We needed to add bodies, not just bodies but football players.
Thompson on edge rushers: Good. We have Clay Matthews and Nick Perry. That's pretty good starters.
Thompson on Biegel: Watched a lot of film. I didn't see any instant negative about his play.
Thompson on Amichia: I didn't talk about it (him moving to guard). I wouldn't be surprised. We usually move our OL around. Especially tackles to guards and guards to center, you'll see guys doing that.
Thompson on defense: "It wasn't intentional. But we do feel like we got better. We have a chance to grow and spread our wings a little bit..
"...Sometimes you get stale in the roster. that would have been my fault."
You bet! Right around the corner.
Thanks to all of you for a great three days. It's been great. Honestly. Great questions, observations and discussions. Be sure to check the website often today for all our coverage, including the undrafted free agents.
Let's reconvene in August!!