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Packers Draft Picks: Green Bay selects FB Aaron Ripkowski in 6th round

With the first of three sixth round picks, the Packers chose a fullback.

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The Green Bay Packers hold three sixth round picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, thanks to a pair of compensatory selections. With the first of these choices, the 206th overall selection, Ted Thompson and company have chosen:

Aaron Ripkowski, fullback, Oklahoma

Ripkowski had a meeting with the Packers during the pre-draft period.

Aside from having a great name, Ripkowski is a good athlete as a fullback. Standing 6 feet 1 inch and weighing in around 240 pounds, Ripkowski ran his 40-yard dash in about 4.70 seconds at Oklahoma's Pro Day (according to NFL Draft Scout).

He was among the group of players who the Packers brought in for pre-draft meetings, which they typically use to get to know late-round draft prospects and potential undrafted free agent signings.

Though the Packers did bring John Kuhn back on a one-year deal, Ripkowski's selection seems to suggest that Kuhn's time in Green Bay is indeed limited. Ripkowski will also likely be counted on to contribute on special teams early in his career.

In his senior season at Oklahoma, Ripkowski scored four touchdowns - one on a reception and three on the ground. He may be a short-yardage option, similar to the role that Kuhn has played on occasion over the past several seasons.