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Packers go defense and offense in third round

Published On: May 09 2014 09:44:50 PM CDT
Updated On: May 09 2014 10:21:01 PM CDT
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The Green Bay Packers have selected defensive tackle Khyri Thornton with the 85th overall pick.

Thornton is 6-2 3/4, 304 pounds and was a three-year starter at Southern Mississippi.

In 2013, Thornton had 39 tackles, 6.5 for loss and a half-a-sack.

He was a second team All-Conference USA selection. Thornton missed the final game of the season with a deep bone bruise in his right leg.

With the 98th overall pick in the third round, the Packers picked tight end Richard Rodgers from California. Rodgers is 6-4, 257 pounds.

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