He's a big target at 6-5 and 203 pounds, matching the size of the other two receivers selected earlier by Green Bay. Then at No. 18 he took Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander, a player they probably would have picked 14th. Jackson led the nation with eight interceptions last season.
Jackson was a first-team All-Big Ten and All-American selection. He turned into a ball hawk in his only year as starter in college.
Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was selected in the sixth round of the National Football League draft Saturday by the Tennessee Titans, who made him the 199th overall pick.
Josh Jackson was an all-district performer who played both receiver and defensive back at Lake Dallas under head coach Michael Young.
Green Bay could also use an edge rusher to help Clay Matthews and Nick Perry. The team has a lot of holes to fill, though, so there is added pressure for John Schneider to have a successful draft.
According to the Jimmy Johnson trade chart, which teams have used for decades to gauge the value of draft pick trades, the Packers "won" that deal.
Last season at Iowa, Jackson was named a unanimous first-team All-American selection and named a Jim Thorpe Award finalist.
"It goes back to his awareness and IQ for the game", Dotson said.
Gutekunst confessed to making some tough decisions on Saturday in the fast-paced final four rounds, but he emphasized staying disciplined when the board told him who the better player was.
The only knock on Moore was a relatively slow 40 time (4.6 seconds) for the wide receiver position.
When the proceedings were over, general manager Brian Gutekunst's first draft class was notable for how many bases it covered.
Pass defense was a problem on a team that finished 7-9 past year. Bud Dupree, a first-round pick in 2015, has not had the impact the Steelers would have expected, so Sweat would also make sense for Pittsburgh. "I think they're a great fit for how we want to play defense, and I'm excited to get those guys involved". Brown pulled down 58 receptions for 961 yards and nine touchdowns, one of the best seasons ever for a sophomore wideout in South Bend. They were 23rd in passing yards allowed with 236.8.