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Packers select OL Royce Newman with 142nd pick in 2021 NFL Draft

The Packers found some more offensive line depth early on day three of the draft.

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After trading away the 135th overall pick to move up on day two of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers had to wait a bit longer than originally planned to go on the clock for the first time on day three. However, that wait was not terribly long, as the Packers still had the 142nd overall pick and used that selection to bolster

With that 142nd pick, the Packers have selected an offensive tackle, Royce Newman out of Ole Miss.

Newman was a two-year starter in Oxford, playing left guard in 2019 and right tackle in 2020. At 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds, Newman has solid size for the position, but his versatility and ability to play multiple positions will certainly be a plus for him in Green Bay.

A native of Nashville, Illinois, Newman attended the Senior Bowl this fall. At Ole Miss’ Pro Day, he timed at 5.13 seconds in the 40-yard dash with an impressive 1.75 time in the first ten yards. He was a bit slow for the Packers’ tendencies in the 3-cone drill at 7.91 seconds, but he hit the short shuttle number of 4.75 seconds.

According to Packer Report’s Ross Uglem, Newman was tremendously efficient as a pass-blocker:

The Packers’ next selection will come near the end of round five, when they take the clock for pick number 173 overall.