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Packers draft pass-rusher Kendall Donnerson with 248th pick in 2018 NFL Draft

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Green Bay finally found an edge rusher with their last pick in this year’s draft.

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The Green Bay Packers, in a somewhat surprising turn of events, have used all eight draft picks that they held at the start of the third day of the 2018 NFL Draft. The final pick came at pick number 248 overall, and with that selection the Packers have chosen their first and only edge rusher of the draft: Kendall Donnerson from Southeast Missouri State.

At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Donnerson displayed incredible athleticism at Missouri Western’s pro day with a time of 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He also recorded a 40-inch vertical jump and a 7.03-second time in the 3-cone drill. Donnerson also met with the Packers on a pre-draft visit.

We wrote about Donnerson prior to the draft as a name that Packers fans should know. He recorded six sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles as a senior and was named first-team all-conference.

In a draft with virtually nothing but elite athletes, the Packers’ final pick might actually be the most impressive of all.