Packers 2012 Draft Picks: Green Bay Takes Jerel Worthy In The Second Round

EVANSTON IL - OCTOBER 23: Jerel Worthy #99 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a defensive play against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 23 2010 in Evanston Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jerel Worthy

The Green Bay Packers have selected Michigan State Spartans defensive tackle/defensive end Jerel Worthy with the 51st overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Packers originally had the 59th overall pick in the draft and traded with the Philadelphia Eagles to move up eight spots in order to secure Worthy. To get up to No. 51, the Packers had to give up their 4th round pick.

Worthy, like 1st round pick Nick Perry, fills an immediate need along the front seven. The Packers have been in serious need of a 3-4 defensive end since Cullen Jenkins left, and they played a rotation of largely average or ineffective players in 2011. Worthy will have the opportunity to step in and compete for a starting spot immediately.

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Size - 6'2", 308 lbs, 33" arms, 9 3/8" hands

40-Yard Dash - 5.08 seconds

Bench Press - Did not participate

Vertical Jump - 28.5"

Broad Jump - 107.0"

3-Cone Drill - 7.60 seconds

20-Yard Shuttle - 4.56 seconds

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