The Green Bay Packers spent their first two picks in the 2017 NFL Draft on their defensive secondary, drafting cornerback Kevin King and safety/corner Josh Jones in round two. With their third pick, they have elected to bolster the defensive line instead.
The 93rd overall selection in the draft is defensive tackle Montravius Adams from Auburn.
At 6 feet, 3-5/8 inches tall and 304 pounds, Adams appears to fit well as a 5-technique defensive end when the Packers line up in their base 3-4 defense, and he could contribute as an interior pass-rusher as well.
In four years with the Tigers, Adams never missed a game, playing in all 52 games while starting 36 times. Adams had two seasons with 8 or more tackles for loss (2014 and 2016) and double-digit quarterback hits (17 in 2014 and 15 in 2016). He also added three forced fumbles and two interceptions in his career as well, and he blocked two kicks as a senior.
In keeping with his desire for linemen with good athleticism, Thompson stuck to the formula with Adams, who ran a 4.87 40-yard dash at the Combine.