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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Not content to wait until No. 59, the Green Bay Packers traded up in the second round to No. 51 and selected Michigan State defensive lineman Jerel Worthy.Worthy, in his junior season in 2011, recorded 30 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. He also blocked two kicks while starting all 14 games at left defensive tackle.In order to move up eight spots in the second round, the Packers also gave up their fourth-round pick, No. 123 overall. Green Bay still owns two fourth-round selections, both compensatory picks, at Nos. 132 and 133.At 6-foot-2 and 309 pounds, Worthy is not as big as B.J. Raji (337 pounds) and Ryan Pickett (340 pounds), but he will immediately be plugged in along Green Bays defensive front line.
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With the 28th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Trojan Defensive End Nick Perry.
After redshirting as a freshman in 2008, Perry recorded 23 tackles and eight sacks in 2009 despite missing five games due to injury. At the end of the season he was named a Freshman All-American. In 2011, Perry led the Pac-12 with 9.5 sacks and garnered First-team All-Pac-12 honors.
GREEN BAY, Wis. Nick Perry is not a prototypical defensive player. The former USC standout is a lot of things: fast, athletic, quick and big with a knack for bringing down opposing quarterbacks in college at an elite rate.
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The Green Bay Packers have taken Maine safety Jerron McMillian with the second of two compensatory picks near the end of the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday.
The 5-11, 215-pound McMillian had five pass breakups and an interception last season, with 88 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss.
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Packers draft another USC linebacker in the first round
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Having known Jerel Worthy and his family since he attended Huber Heights (OH) Wayne High School has been a journey. On Friday night I watched as Worthy become a member of the Green Bay Packers and spoke with him in this special one-on-one interview once all the dust had settled.