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Packers Draft Picks 2017: Green Bay trades back to 175, picks WR DeAngelo Yancey

The Packers picked a wideout that they brought in for a pre-draft visit earlier this offseason.

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The Green Bay Packers went on the clock with the 172nd overall pick in the fifth round, but while they were on the clock they traded back a few slots. The Denver Broncos moved up three spots, giving the Packers the 175th pick and their 7th-rounder in this year’s draft, the 238th overall selection.

With the 175th pick, the Packers have selected DeAngelo Yancey, a wide receiver out of Purdue.

The Packers expressed interest in Yancey early and often during this year’s draft process, as he was the first player reported to have a pre-draft visit with Green Bay this offseason.

Yancey was not invited to the Combine, but he had an excellent Pro Day and has good size at 6’1” and 220 pounds. At his Pro Day, he ran a 4.56 40-yard dash, posted a 35.5” vertical, and recorded a 6.84-second 3-cone time. He also averaged 19.4 yards per reception as a senior for the Boilermakers.

The Packers will be back on the clock soon with their fifth-round compensatory pick.