NFL Draft Rounds 2 & 3: Packers select Indiana OT Jason Spriggs, Utah State OLB Kyler Fackrell
CHICAGO — With the #88 pick in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected offensive linebacker Kyler Fackrell from Utah State.
The Packers traded up in the second round of the NFL draft to add offensive line depth, taking tackle Jason Spriggs out of Indiana.
Green Bay moved up nine spots on Saturday to the 48th overall pick in the draft by dealing three picks to Indianapolis. The Colts received the Packers’ second-rounder, the 57th pick overall, along with selections in the fourth and seventh rounds.
The 6-foot-7 Spriggs made 47 starts at left tackle for Indiana. He allowed just two sacks in 475 pass attempts in his senior year last season.
The addition of Spriggs gives the Packers some insurance at a position that could see turnover after the season, when the contracts of guards Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang, as well as left tackle David Bakhtiari, expire.