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2014 NFL Draft Picks: Packers Select Khyri Thornton in Third Round

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With the first of their two third-round picks, the Packers select Southern Miss DT Khyri Thornton.

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The Green Bay Packers were on the clock with the 85th overall selection, the 21st pick of the second round in the 2014 NFL Draft. With that pick, the Packers have selected...

Khyri Thornton, DT, Southern Miss

Thornton played all over the defensive line for the Golden Eagles and was a three-year starter. He will likely be a depth piece on the Packers' line at one of the end positions and potentially as an interior rusher in substitution packages.

The Packers picked Thornton over fellow defensive line prospect Brent Urban of Virginia and defensive back Pierre Desir.

The Packers will be up next in Round 3 with the 98th overall pick, a compensatory selection.

Here are his numbers from the Scouting Combine:

Height: 6-3
Weight: 304
Bench reps: 28
40 time: 5.03
Vertical: 29.0
Broad jump: 112.0
3-cone: 7.83
20-yard shuttle: 4.76

Here is the full list of the Packers' 2014 draft picks at this point in time:

Round Pick Player Position School
1 21 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S Alabama
2 53 Davante Adams WR Fresno State
3 85 Khyri Thornton DT Southern Miss
3 98
4 121
5 161
5 176
6 197
7 236
Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Hook'em Headlines. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.