By Bob Schlicht Jr.
The Green Bay Packers drafted a pair of new receivers for Aaron Rodgers to throw to last night .
The Packers drafted Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams in the second round with the 53rd overall pick and California tight end Richard Rodgers in the third round with a compensatory pick at number 98 overall. Adams, a six-foot-one standout for the Bulldogs, is the likely replacement for James Jones, who was lost to the Oakland Raiders in free agency this offseason and Rogers is an insurance policy incase Finley can not return from back surgery last year.
The Packers also picked up Southern Miss defensive tackle Khyri Thorton in the third round with the 85th overall pick. Pending last-minute trades, the Packers have five more picks in the draft.
A pair of Wisconsin Badger standouts will make their way to the NFL after being drafted yesterday in the third round.
The Atlanta Falcons drafted safety Dezmen Southward with the 68th overall pick, while the 49ers drafted linebacker Chris Borland nine picks later at 77. Five other Badgers – Jared Abbrederis, Beau Allen, Ryan Groy, Jacob Pedersen and James White – are hoping to hear their names called today when the final four rounds of the draft gets underway.