The Green Bay Packers drafted defensive players with each of their first four picks in the 2017 NFL Draft, then took three straight offensive ball-handlers after that. But with their eighth selection, the 212st overall pick in round six, the Packers stuck with the offense, getting an interior lineman project.
With that selection, the Packers have chosen offensive lineman Kofi Amichia from the University of South Florida. Amichia took a pre-draft visit to Green Bay earlier this month. The former left tackle projects as a guard in the NFL. (UPDATE: In their announcement of the pick, the Packers did label Amichia as a guard.)
Amichia is a 6’4, 297-pound lineman who started at left tackle for his final two seasons with the Bulls. At that weight, he reportedly ran his 40-yard dash in under 5 seconds (4.99). He will likely compete with Don Barclay, Kyle Murphy, and Lucas Patrick for a backup guard spot this summer behind Jahri Evans and Lane Taylor.
The Packers have two more picks today, both in round seven.