With the 161st overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, the 21st pick in the 5th round, the Green Bay Packers have selected...
Corey Linsley, Center, Ohio State
The Packers were in need of some offensive line help in this draft, especially at center. They've added a body at that position, selecting Corey Linsley from Ohio State. He was a team captain for the Buckeyes and started every game for the team in both 2012 and 2013.
Based on the Packers' lack of depth at that position, he'll have every opportunity to compete for playing time. Evan Dietrich-Smith has departed, so he'll be facing a battle against J.C. Tretter in the offseason. The coaching staff seems to be high on Tretter, but that doesn't mean he should be handed the job (and that depth behind him isn't a necessity).
Linsley was given a 7th round grade by NFL.com. He was not one of SB Nation's top 200 prospects. So, a bit of a reach in the eyes of analysts, but he fits a need, was a team captain at a big program and those bench reps are impressive.
Weight: 296 pounds
40-yard dash: 5.03 seconds
Bench press: 36 reps of 225 pounds
Vertical jump: 27 inches
|1||21||Ha Ha Clinton-Dix||S||Alabama|
|2||53||Davante Adams||WR||Fresno State|
|3||85||Khyri Thornton||DT||Southern Miss|
|4||121||Carl Bradford||LB||Arizona St.|
|5||161||Corey Linsley||C||Ohio St.|