The Green Bay Packers’ class in the 2019 NFL Draft is complete. The team made just one trade, on the draft’s first day, giving up their two fourth-round picks to move up for safety Darnell Savage. As a result, general manager Brian Gutekunst stayed put with his four day-three picks on Saturday, and the final selection has come in.
That pick, the 224th overall selection, is a linebacker: Ty Summers from TCU. Summers is another great athlete, who ran a 4.51-second 40-yard dash at the 2019 Combine and measured in at 6-foot-1 and 241 pounds. Summers also has excellent agility skills, running the 3-cone drill in a reported 6.84 seconds at his Pro Day, and he posted a very impressive 27 reps on the bench press in Indy.
Summers’ production at TCU was solid as well. He bounced between linebacker and defensive end, recording 22.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks over his career. He also had a pair of interceptions and was named second-team All-Big XII as a sophomore linebacker in 2016. However, he projects as an inside linebacker in Green Bay.
In addition to being a tremendous athlete, Summers is a great character individual for the locker room. He was named a semifinalist for the Collegiate Man of the Year award in 2018.
The Packers’ draft now wraps up, but player acquisition is not over. Stay tuned for news about undrafted free agent signings as the seventh round of the draft wraps up shortly.