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Four Draft Picks To Reunite With College Teammates

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, Apr 29, 2009.

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    It's not all that unusual for a new draft pick to walk into an NFL locker room and find an old teammate in his midst.

    But on a fairly young team like the Packers, the odds are a little greater, and strangely enough this year no less than half of the 2009 draft picks - four of the eight - have former college teammates on Green Bay's current roster.

    First-round pick B.J. Raji and 2006 draftee Will Blackmon played two years together, 2004 and 2005, at Boston College. Fifth-round pick Quinn Johnson was in the same LSU backfield as quarterback Matt Flynn during the Tigers' 2007 national championship season. Sixth-rounder Jarius Wynn played the 2007 season at Georgia with non-drafted free agent running back Kregg Lumpkin. And seventh-round pick Brad Jones played two seasons (2005-06) at Colorado with kicker Mason Crosby.

    It's all coincidental, and the veteran players certainly aren't doing any lobbying to bring their former teammates here. But they do take some p..

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    Thats a pretty cool fun fact, Hopefully B.j pans out better than Blackmon. I dont like Raji can return kicks.
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    Yeah it is always cool when past teammates get reunited. However, I am not sure this is still going to be the case when the season rolls around. But good story none the less for now. :)

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