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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.

  1. News Bot

    News Bot News Bot

    Apr 18, 2009
    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..

  2. PackerFan89

    PackerFan89 Cheesehead

    Apr 26, 2009
    Thats a pretty cool fun fact, Hopefully B.j pans out better than Blackmon. I dont like Raji can return kicks.
  3. robdog

    robdog Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Apr 14, 2009
    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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