With Kyler Fackrell Signed, Only One Pick Remains for Packers

Kyler Fackrell had a terrific all-around season for Utah State. Green Bay’s final unsigned draft pick is first-rounder Kenny Clark, a defensive tackle from UCLA.

The Green Bay Packers have signed six of their seven draft picks, with the latest being third-round pick Kyler Fackrell on Thursday.

The Packers made the signing official on Thursday afternoon.

Based on the collective bargaining agreement, Fackrell’s four-year contract will be worth about $3.216 million, including a signing bonus of just more than $694,000.

Green Bay’s final unsigned draft pick is first-rounder Kenny Clark, a defensive tackle from UCLA.

Fackrell played outside linebacker in Utah State’s 3-4 scheme. After missing almost all of the 2014 season with a torn ACL, his five sacks as a senior doesn’t tell the full story of his effectiveness (see the video associated with this story). Fackrell will join a crowded group led by starters Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers. He will vie for playing time with Jayrone Elliott and elephants Nick Perry and Datone Jones.
Fackrell will turn 25 on Nov. 25,

“When you hear how young these guys are —I think Myles Jack is like 20, and it’s like, ‘Wow that’s crazy,’” Fackrell said last week. “To be going into an environment like this at 20, it’s pretty crazy, but once you get to know somebody, age doesn’t really (matter). I don’t feel like I’m older than the other guys.”

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