Packers wrap up draft class by signing Oren Burks

AP

The Packers wrapped up their draft class by getting third-rounder Oren Burks under contract, according to Thursday’s NFL transactions.

Burks, 23, was the 88th overall pick, the third of the team’s 11 draft picks.

The Vanderbilt linebacker made 228 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, five interceptions, a forced fumble and 21 passes defensed in his four college seasons.

Second-rounder Josh Jackson signed his deal earlier Thursday.

24 responses to “Packers wrap up draft class by signing Oren Burks

  1. This guy can cover and is fast as light side to side.

    Will be a nice toy for Mike Pettine is this D.

    Look for him to play beside Blake Martinez inside and be a force this year. I think Jake Ryan is decent but slow and also a liability in coverage.

  2. ariani1985 says:

    May 17, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    I thought the packers retired sharpers number?
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    Nope, they didn’t. I do know that the Vikings can’t draft anyone with the last name of “Love” or “Boat” though. Those are enshrined next to the empty trophy case.

  3. I really liked the packer draft this year. Didn’t know much about this young man when his name was announced, but since the draft, reading about him, I think he may end up being the most impressive pick the pack made.

  4. I’m pumped. The only thing holding the Packers back in the past has been not getting their fair share of game-changers in the draft. That’s Ted’s fault. That’s one important reason he was sent down. I admit I cross my fingers every draft, hoping some diamond-in-the-rough surprises everyone, including himself. Theilen.What a perfect example. He’s a certified game-changer and he’s still very young. One defensive surprise like that for the Packers would be appreciated. Two would be greedy, but I wouldn’t turn it down. Will this defense be better than the #22 spot of the last two years? Don’t know. Will it be different? Completely. Let’s get going.

  5. ariani1985 says:
    May 17, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    I thought the packers retired sharpers number?
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    The vikings actually inducted him into their ring of honor a few years back. The standards are pretty low over there on the wrong side of the Mississippi.

  6. “Let’s hurry up and get these guys signed before they get a sense of what a bottom-feeder team this is.”

  7. billtetley53 says:
    May 17, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    According to free, every draft pick is going to be a “force”. No bias whatsoever, right?
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    Are you claiming to be unbiased in your opinions?

  8. This was the only pick I didn’t like out of the packers entire draft but I look forward to seeing what he’s got. Pack had a strong draft under new GM.

    GO BEARS!

  9. crownofthehelmet says:
    May 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm
    “Let’s hurry up and get these guys signed before they get a sense of what a bottom-feeder team this is.”
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    As opposed to the Steelers? Every pick of theirs is considering going back to school to avoid that toxic locker room.

    Good luck with that. They’ve never been the same after getting it handed to them by the Packers in XLV.

  10. The Pack just needs to be ranked defensively somewhere in the middle and if healthy are a super bowl contender.
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    Same broken record that’s been playing since 2011.

  11. aarons444 says:
    May 18, 2018 at 11:39 am
    Same broken record that’s been playing since 2011.
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    Which is a little easier to take than hoping, wishing, praying, and whining since 1961.

  12. packertruth says:

    May 17, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    billtetley53 says:
    May 17, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    According to free, every draft pick is going to be a “force”. No bias whatsoever, right?
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    Are you claiming to be unbiased in your opinions?
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    No. But it’s silly to think that ALL 11 picks are going to be “forces”. if they all make the team, that roster was in worse shape than any of us thought.

  13. No. But it’s silly to think that ALL 11 picks are going to be “forces”. if they all make the team, that roster was in worse shape than any of us thought.
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    Isn’t it just as silly to exaggerate his post into one that claimed all 11 picks would be forces?

    For instance I don’t recall seeing anything written at all on this site about Cole Madison, James Looney, Hunter Bradley or Kendall Donnerson. By anybody.

  14. fixing your pass rush lies solely on Kendall Donnerson. Good thing the drafted a long snapper and punter though to fix that pass rush.

  15. billtetley53 says:
    May 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    …that roster was in worse shape than any of us thought.

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    People were saying the same thing about the Saints last year, and look how quickly that roster turned itself around.

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