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Packers pick up Wisconsin WR Jared Abbrederis with fifth round selection

GREEN BAY (WAOW) - The Packers selected a fan favorite with the 176th pick in the NFL Draft, choosing Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis.

Abbrederis, 6'1, 195 pounds, began his college career as a walk-on and is tied for first all-time at Wisconsin for career receptions (202), is second in career receiving yards (3,140), as well as career touchdown receptions (23). Last season, Abbrederis had 78 catches for 1,081 yards and seven touchdowns. The former Badger was a first team All-Big 10 selection in both his junior and senior seasons.

At the NFL combine, Abbrederis ran a 4.50 40 yard dash and will likely be used in the slot for Green Bay.

Abbrederis is a native of Wautoma, Wisconsin.
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