Kennard Backman, tight end, Alabama-Birmingham
At UAB's Pro Day, Backman measured in at 6 feet 3 inches and 243 pounds. He also ran his 40-yard dash in 4.66 seconds, which is faster than all but two tight ends who ran the 40 at the Scouting Combine.
Backman has not been a high-volume receiver as a Blazer, but he was consistent and improved each season. It culminated in a 39-catch, 399-yard, three-touchdown season as a senior for the ill-fated Alabama-Birmingham football team, which was disbanded following the 2014 season.
Like many recent Packers draft picks, Backman has a basketball background, as he was an all-state high school player in Georgia.
In 2014, Backman was named on the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is given to the top tight end in FBS college football.
(Pro Day numbers provided by NFL Draft Scout)