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Packers draft WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling with 174th pick in 2018 NFL Draft

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This was the third fifth round pick for the Packers.

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With the 174th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected South Florida WR Marquez Valdez-Scantling.

He is the second wide receiver the Packers have selected on the draft’s third day. Valdez-Scantling brings speed and size that the Packers can develop. He’ll more than likely be a special teams contributor at first but Green Bay would love to see him develop in ways the departed Jeff Janis never did.

Valdez-Scantling was hampered by poor quarterback play, mainly with deep ball placement. However 26.4% of his catches went for 25-plus yards, meaning he could be a great home run threat as long as the passes are accurate. Thankfully he will have the best deep thrower in the business in Aaron Rodgers under center as his professional career gets underway.

Regardless, the Packers have another strong athlete in the wide receiver room and if he develops like they think they can Valdez-Scantling could be a steal.