The Green Bay Packers had to wait a while after their fifth-round selection (49 picks to be exact). After not moving into the sixth round, they decided to stay put in the seventh round and find for the roster.
Now, the later rounds, especially the seventh-rounders are tricky to evaluate. These guys looked good in college; however, the expectation is very low and the hope is that they can develop into solid backups.
Nonetheless, these guys might be ready for a backup role right away or they can contribute to special teams. The first guy the Packers hope to make an impact from the seventh round is Georgia Tech safety Tariq Carpenter.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) April 30, 2022
Carpenter, 6-4, 225 pounds, played all 12 games in 2021 and made nine starts at safety. In his collegiate career, he appeared in 52 games, including 50-straight to close his career.
In 2021, he tallied 65 tackles, one tackle for loss, three pass deflections and one forced fumble. In his career, he has 223 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, 22 pass deflections and four interceptions.
Here is who the Packers have drafted and the picks they have remaining:
- R1 | P22 – Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
- R1 | P28 – Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
- R2 | P34 – Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
- R3 | P92 – Sean Rhyan, OL, UCLA
- R4 | 132 – Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada
- R4 | 140 – Zach Tom, OL, Wake Forest
- R5 | 179 – Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina
- R7 | 228 – Tariq Carpenter, S, Georgia Tech
- R7 | 234
- R7 | 249
- R7 | 258