NFL Draft 2012: Packers Take Andrew Datko, B.J. Coleman in 7th

No, Dakto, you can't play nice with Ponder any more. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

With two compensatory picks in the 7th round, the Packers were forced to stay put. With the first of those picks, the 241st pick overall, Green Bay went with offense for the first time in the draft and selected tackle Andrew Datko from Florida State. At the 243rd pick, Ted Thompson picked quarterback B.J. Coleman.

I noted Datko's abilities and injury history a few days ago:

Datko is haunted by his injury problems. He missed 12 games in the last two seasons over the last two years due to shoulder and labrum issues. He would have been a four year starter otherwise, and earned awards for academics and leadership. He's not as athletic as his teammate Sanders, but has good technique and is a great student in the film room. Datko would be another good late round pick and could be a solid starter if his injuries do not hinder him moving forward.

Coleman was a three year starter at Tennessee-Chattanooga. NFL.com has this to say about Coleman:

Coleman started for three years at Tennessee-Chattanooga (though he missed four games in 2011 due to a sprained right shoulder) after transferring from Tennessee, where he was displaced as a starter in the spring of his sophomore year. He has good size and is an accurate passer who has shown that he has the qualities of an NFL starter. He has fourth-round value based on his skillset and production.

Andrew Datko's combine numbers:

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 315 lbs

Arm length: 33 7/8"

Hands: 10"

40-yard dash: 5.32 seconds

Bench press: did not participate

Vertical jump: 29.5 inches

Broad jump: 100 inches

3-cone drill: 7.71 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.54 seconds

B.J. Coleman's combine numbers:

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 233 lbs

Arm length: 31 5/8"

Hands: 10 3/8"

40-yard dash: did not participate

Bench press: did not participate

Broad jump: 109 inches

3-cone drill: 7.07 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.38 seconds

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