The Green Bay Packers now officially have two draft picks under contract. The second one is fourth-round pick Dean Lowry.
Lowry is the defensive end from Northwestern.
In fact, as we’ve pointed out before, Lowry is one of the only legitimate 3-4 defensive ends on the Packers’ roster. Their defensive line is largely made up of interior defenders who are sometimes asked to play end.
Will that make a difference for Lowry?
We’ll see. He wasn’t a productive pass rusher in college and is known as a “motor” guy, which is a nice way of saying, “lacks talent, but tries really hard.”
Over the four years of his rookie deal, Lowry will earn $2,732,392. That included a $383,392 signing bonus.
Lowry joins fifth-round pick Trevor Davis in having a shiny, new paycheck.