With their first two picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers addressed their defense, selecting edge rusher Rashan Gary and safety Darnell Savage at #12 and #21, respectively. The Packers traded up to get Savage, giving up two fourth-round picks to move up from #30.
Gary, who will play linebacker, edge rusher, and defensive line for the Packers, was picked at #12. He's regarded as a versatile player who was also the top-rated high school player in the Class of 2016.
Savage, who told reporters he could line up anywhere in the secondary or at linebacker, was selected at #21. He's another versatile player who had a productive four-year career at Maryland.
Fans weren't particularly thrilled with the Packers' pick of Rashan Gary, but Gary and Packers GM Brian Gutekunst did not seemed concerned with a shoulder injury Gary suffered while at Michigan.
NFL Draft: Packers select Michigan edge rusher Rashan Gary
Reaction: Packers select Rashan Gary at #12
Highlights: Rashan Gary was Class of 2016's top recruit
NFL Draft: Packers have no concern with Rashan Gary's shoulder
The first defensive back to get drafted in 2019 was Maryland safety Darnell Savage. The Packers gave up both of their fourth-round picks to move up from #30 to #21.
Packers trade up to #21, select Maryland safety Darnell Savage
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