By Nick Freimuth
The Green Bay Packers added their third and final draft pick of night two of the NFL Draft by selecting nose tackle Montravius Adams from University of Auburn with the 93rd overall selection. Packers outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott announced the pick from the NFL Draft in Philadelphia.
Adams was a second team all-American with 44 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2016. He started every game the last two years. The Auburn senior is from Vienna, Georgia.
The Packers will be equipped with six picks on the third and final day of the 2017 NFL Draft. Green Bay has two picks in the fourth and fifth rounds and one in the sixth and seventh rounds.
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson took questions from local media and talked about his draft philosophies and much more.
On the newest additions to the Green Bay Packers:
“Speed, size athletic ability. We feel like all three have that ability. I think we are always trying to get faster. Football is about explosiveness, speed and athletic ability. This is not our grandfathers football that we’re playing these days.”
On Montravius Adams:
“He’s got the versatility to move around )on the defensive line). I want to say he ran a :04.8 (in the 40 yard dash).”
On moving back in the draft:
“There’s always that risk that the player you’re targeting could be gone by the time it gets back to you.”
On His pension for drafting for defense early:
“We’re trying to get better and we think we have a better chance to get better with these three guys.”
Montravius Adams also took questions from local media. He was excited to be a Packers draft pick.
On becoming a father tonight:
“It is just a lot of blessings. Just meeting my son and then the Packers calling me. I’m just thankful for the blessing.”