The Green Bay Packers are now up to three picks on day three of the 2019 NFL Draft. After selecting Texas A&M defensive tackle Kingsley Keke in round five and Toledo cornerback Ka’Dar Hollman with the first sixth-round pick, the Packers have gone back to the offense.
Using the 194th overall pick, the Packers have selected running back Dexter Williams out of Notre Dame.
Williams, a 5-foot-11, 211-pound back, recorded just under 1,000 rushing yards as a senior with 12 touchdowns on the ground plus 16 receptions for 133 yards and another score. He tested out fairly well in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine, with a 4.57-second 40-yard dash and a 7-second 3-cone drill. He also added excellent explosion numbers with a 36-inch vertical and a 10-foot-10 broad jump.
This looks like a great value pick, as Williams was projected by many sources to come off the board much earlier on day three of the draft. He will join a Packers running back room that currently features Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams as the top options. However, with new head coach Matt LaFleur expecting to feature the running game more in 2019, the Packers now have another player to rotate in with those more established backs.
Green Bay is scheduled to make its final pick of the 2019 NFL Draft in round seven at #226 overall.