Packers pick defensive end to start seventh round; add long snapper, Edge rusher

The Packers drafted defensive end James Looney from California in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. (WLUK)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Packers had three picks in the seventh round of the NFL Draft and the first pick for the Packers was California defensive end James Looney, the 14th pick in the round.

The 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive lineman had 130 tackles (20½ for a loss) and eight sacks in 37 career games. Looney started his college career at Wake Forest before transferring to Cal in 2014.

Looney’s older brother, Joe is an offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Packers add long snapper

Later in the seventh round the Packers selected long snapper Hunter Bradley from Mississippi State with the 21st pick in the round.

Bradley started his career as a tight end before moving to long snapper after he tore his right ACL twice and his left ACL all while playing tight end. He said that's when he saw the writing on the wall and became a long snapper. and he's been healthy ever since.

“If I wasn’t snapping I’d be out of football and certainly wouldn’t be getting drafted by the Packers," Bradley said.

Packers end draft with Edge rusher

The Packers' final pick of the seventh round was Southwest Missouri State's Kendall Donnerson.

Donnerson (6-2, 248), the 30th pick in the round recorded six sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss, adding three forced fumbles and an interception in 2017. That earned him a first-team nod on the All-Ohio Valley Conference team and came after a junior season that saw him post another 13 TFLs and four sacks.



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