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Arizona State Sun Devils linebacker Carl Bradford (52) strips the ball from Stanford Cardinal running back Anthony Wilkerson (32) during the first half at Sun Devil Stadium. Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Green Bay Packers select ASU LB Carl Bradford in fourth round


With the 121st pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers have selected Carl Bradford, a linebacker from Arizona State.

Their first selection of the young day will send the Packers back to the defensive side of the ball with another pick that not only adds an athletic player, but one that fills an extreme need – linebacker.

We also just heard that Bradford has never attended a professional football game of any kind. His first will be at Seattle when the Packers open the 2014 season … if the young man makes the team

The Packers add Bradford to their draft picks that started Friday night with Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix being tabbed by Ted Thompson.

Green Bay followed that first round selection Friday night by taking Fresno State WR Davante Adams in the second round and Khyri Thornton and Richard Rodgers from Cal in the third round. Rodgers was the Packers first of two compensatory picks they are receiving in this draft because of the losses of Gregg Jennings and Erik Walden.

Now it’s on to the fifth round where the Packers have two picks awaiting them: Their regular pick at #161 and the second of two compensatory picks at #176.

Of course, this is all dependent on whether the Packers are involved in trading up or down. Surprisingly, Thompson has stayed put with every pick so far – something he’s had a aversion to in the past.

But the day is still young … stand by as we watch the workings from the Packers war room.

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