Georgia to Wisconsin: Packers pick Quay Walker, Devonte Wyatt in first round of NFL draft
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The “G” in Georgia must now stand for Green Bay. Bulldogs Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt are both heading to Lambeau.
The Packers selected Walker with the 22nd pick and Wyatt with the 28th pick in the NFL Draft Thursday.
A six-foot-four, 240-pound linebacker from Cordele, Georgia, Walker had 63 tackles — 39 solo — last year as the Bulldogs went 14-1. The Packers acquired the 22nd pick in a trade with the Raiders that sent Davante Adams to Las Vegas.
Walker told reporters he’s thankful the Packers believed in him and that he’s willing to do anything the team needs him to do.
“It’s everything and more (to be joining the Packers),” he said. “I won’t say it was kind of surprising, but at the same time, before the pick was coming up I was pretty much hoping that it was Green Bay.”
Wyatt, a six-foot-three, 315-pound defensive tackle from Decatur, Georgia, racked up 39 tackles — 18 solo — during his senior season with the Bulldogs.
Reporters broke the news to Walker that Wyatt would be joining him in Green Bay during a news conference Thursday night.
“It’s a reunion,” Walker said, calling Wyatt relentless.
Jacksonville kicked off the draft on Thursday, picking Georgia defensive tackle Travon Walker with the first pick. NFC North foe Detroit picked Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson with the second pick and Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams with the 12th pick, which they got in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings. That trade saw Detroit get picks 12 and 46, while the Vikings got picks 32, 34 and 66.
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