Packers Draft OL, WR on Day Two; UWW’s Meinerz Headed to Denver
With two picks on day two of the NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers used their picks to fulfill a couple of team needs – getting help on the offensive line and at wide receiver.
The Packers used their second round pick (#62 overall) to draft center Josh Myers from Ohio State. Myers, a 6’5, 310 pound junior from Miamisburg, Ohio started seven games in the 2020 season – earning first team all-Big Ten honors and was named a Rimington Trophy Finalist – which is the award given to the best center in College Football. Myers started all 14 games at center in 2019 for the Buckeyes.
Green Bay then traded up in the third round with Tennessee to select Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers with the 85th-overall selection. Rodgers, a 5’9” senior, led the Tigers with 77 receptions, 1,020 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 2020. Rodgers was a first-team all-ACC selection last year.
The Packers have six draft picks scheduled on the final day of the draft.
Round 4 (#142 overall) – Compensatory
Round 5 (#173 overall)
Round 5 (#178 overall) – Compensatory
Round 6 (#214 overall)
Round 6 (#220 overall) – Compensatory
Round 7 (#256 overall)
NFL Draft Notes:
UW-Whitewater’s Quinn Meinerz was picked late in the third round by Denver. The Broncos took the Hartford, Wisconsin native with the 98th overall selection in the 2021 draft. Meinerz declared for the draft in December 2020, and earned an invite to the Senior Bowl where he emerged as a standout. He was named an Associated Press D-3 All American in 2019, after starting 15 games at left guard for the Warhawks.