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Fifth Pick In: Packers Select Lowry


The Packers had two picks in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, choosing linebacker Blake Martinez of Stanford at No. 131, and Northwestern's defensive end Dean Lowry at No. 137.

Lowry is criticized for having short arms at 6-foot-6, 290 pounds, but Packers' Director of Football Operations, Eliot Wolf says that is not a concern of theirs.

Lowry was a critical part of Northwestern's defense, which is in the top in the nation in scoring defense. He recorded 13.5 tackles for loss, and set an NU single-game record, tying the sixth-best mark in Big Ten history with six tackles for loss in the win over Nebraska.

The Packers have two picks remaining, one in the fifth round, and one in the sixth.

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