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Packers select TCU safety Vernon Scott with 236th pick in 2020 NFL Draft

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The Packers went back to the defense, grabbing an athletic defensive back.

TCU v Oklahoma Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

After selecting a trio of offensive linemen in round six of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers waited through another thirty selections or so before going on the clock with their penultimate selection. The Packers made that pick at 236 overall in round seven, going back to the defense for this pick.

At 236, the Green Bay Packers selected safety Vernon Scott from TCU. Scott played some corner in college, however, particularly in the slot, and may be asked to learn a hybrid role as a deep safety and slot corner for the Packers.

A two-year starter for the Horned Frogs, Scott made 44 tackles and broke up seven passes as a senior in 2019. He also forced a pair of fumbles last season. That interception was a 98-yard interception return for a touchdown against Oklahoma and Jalen Hurts late in the season:

Scott did not receive an invite to the 2020 Scouting Combine, so the Packers were forced to fly a bit blind on his athletic testing results. Scott was listed at 6-foot-2 and 206 pounds by TCU, however, giving him good size for a player on the back end of the defense. He will likely compete for a role on special teams early on in his professional career with the Packers.

The Packers should make their final 2020 pick in a few minutes at 242 overall.