The Green Bay Packers made ten selections in the 2017 NFL Draft, and the final pick has finally come in. The Packers used the 247th overall pick in this year’s draft on Malachi Dupre, a wide receiver from LSU.
The Packers stuck with the offensive skill positions with their final pick of the draft. Dupre is a tall, lanky receiver (6’2-1/2” and 196 pounds) with pretty good speed, testing at 4.52 in the 40 at the combine.
What Dupre lacks in agility, he makes up for with great explosiveness and leaping ability. He posted an excellent 39.5” vertical at the Combine (3rd among WRs) and a fantastic 11’3” broad jump (2nd). His shuttle and cone times were both in the bottom half of players at the position, however.
Dupre was the 2nd-ranked wideout recruit in the country coming out of high school, but he did not post massive stats for the Tigers. In the past two seasons as a primary starter, Dupre recorded 698 and 593 yards, and finished his career with 14 touchdowns. However, his size makes him an intriguing option on the outside for the Packers.
Stay tuned as we begin our work on the undrafted free agent signing period shortly!