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6-9-1, 3rd in NFC North

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst on his defensive heavy approach with OLB Rashan Gary at 12 and S Darnell Savage at 30: "It was obviously a focus of ours; we wanted to improve our defense. … I do have an offensive head coach sitting on my left the entire day in the room (but) this is one of the better defensive drafts in a long, long time."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have picked Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr. after trading up to No. 21 with the Seahawks. They gave up Nos. 3, 114 and 118 and did so likely because they knew at least one team between Nos. 22 and 29 would take a safety. It's another sign that GM Brian Gutekunst knew he needed more playmakers on defense. Last season, the Packers had just seven interceptions, which was fewer than all but one team in the league. Savage had seven combined in his final two seasons at Maryland.

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According to our approximate value above replacement projections for every draft slot, the package the Seahawks received (picks 30+114+118) is worth 71% more than the No. 21 pick they dealt to the Packers.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have picked Michigan's Rashan Gary, who played defensive end in college but will start out as an outside linebacker in defensive coordinator Mike Pettine's scheme. It reinforced GM Brian Gutekunst's commitment to getting Pettine more playmakers on defense. However, Gary's production (just 3.5 sacks last year as a senior) didn't match his on-paper athleticism (he ran a 4.58 40 at the combine), which seemingly makes this a bit of a risky pick.

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Back with Pack, Madison says 'life was on the line'

Packers guard Cole Madison says he took time away from football last season to focus on his mental health: "I had to go help myself before my football career."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst on why he brought potential first-round QB Drew Lock in for a visit and an Aaron Rodgers succession plan (which he called "a little bit overhyped): ""We value that position extremely highly. If you don't have one, it's very hard to win in this league... If that's the best thing for your team, you can't hesitate with that. ... We're lucky to have the best player in the NFL at that position right now, but at the same time your needs can change and you do your due diligence."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

While the Packers have 10 picks in this year's draft, they're getting a bit of a bonus in offensive lineman Cole Madison, a fifth-rounder last year who stepped away from football for personal reasons right before training camp and missed the season. Madison was somewhat of a surprise return when the Packers opened the offseason program two weeks ago. Said GM Brian Gutekunst, “He looks like the 6-foot-5, 300 pounder that we drafted” and added that he probably “fits this scheme (under new coach Matt LaFleur) as much, if not more, than he did last year.”

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said the team has not yet picked up the fifth-year option on DT Kenny Clark, but "I would expect that would happen. He's a dominant player on the defensive front."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said he closed the doors to the draft room this morning. "I wouldn't imagine there'd be a whole lot of changes between now and Thursday," said the second-year GM.

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49ers scout, ex-NFL RB Reggie Cobb dies at 50

Running back Reggie Cobb, who starred at the University of Tennessee and playing in the NFL for the Bucs, Packers, Jaguars and Jets over seven seasons, has died at the age of 50.

NFL draft profile: Darnell Savage Jr. (1:02)

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

2019 Packers REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE - Sept. 5 at BEARS (TNF); Sept. 15 vs. VIKINGS; Sept. 22 vs. BRONCOS; Sept. 26 vs. EAGLES (TNF); 10/6 at COWBOYS; 10/14 vs. LIONS (MNF); 10/20 vs. RAIDERS; 10/27 at CHIEFS; 11/3 at CHARGERS; 11/10 vs. PANTHERS; 11/17 BYE; 11/24 at 49ERS; 12/1 at GIANTS; 12/8 vs. REDSKINS; 12/15 vs. BEARS; 12/23 at VIKINGS (MNF); 12/29 at LIONS.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards264.99th
Rushing Yards104.222nd
Points For23.5Tied-14th
Points Against25.022nd