A Quick Look At The Packers’ Seventh-Round Picks
We took the seventh round of the NFL Draft off.
Just couldn’t take it anymore.
The Green Bay Packers didn’t, however. So, even though it’s overdue, here’s a quick look at the Packers seventh-round picks in the 2011 NFL Draft, of which there were two.
With pick No. 218, the Packers selected North Carolina tight end Ryan Taylor and with pick No. 233, they selected Arizona State defensive tackle Lawrence Guy.
Taylor (6-3, 240) is the second tight end the Packers selected in the draft and was among the players the team brought in for a pre-draft workout. Taylor, who can play H-back, had 36 receptions for 330 yards and two touchdowns as a senior.
If Taylor makes the team, it will be because of his special teams’ play. He also played linebacker at North Carolina and was the team’s special teams captain in 2008 and 2010.
Guy (6-5, 300) was a defensive tackle at Arizona State, but will play defensive end with the Packers. He finished the 2010 season with 41 tackles, including six for a loss, and 1.5 sacks.
One thing Guy is not is a pass rusher, but the Packers may be able to throw him out there as a big body in a pinch.
Here’s NFL.com’s scouting report on Guy.
Guy could become a solid backup 4-3 defensive tackle or develop into a 3-4 defensive end. However, at this time, he does not provide much value rushing the passer and doesn’t dominate enough against the run to be a starter. Fires off the ball and can make plays in the backfield but doesn’t close fast to the quarterback. Is stout at the point of attack when positioning and technique are sound, but can be moved off the ball when playing too high or versus the double team. Has great intangibles and tireless on-field work ethic.
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