Green Bay Packers: Evaluating the 2015 draft class
Nov 16, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners fullback Aaron Ripkowski (48) catches a pass in the end zone against the Iowa State Cyclones in the second half at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Draft Pick: 6th Round (206th Overall)
The fullback position is only used by a handful of teams in the NFL today, so it seemed like a peculiar move when the Green Bay Packers decided to keep keep two on their 53-man roster.
With current starting fullback John Kuhn turning 33 this season, you can infer that Ripkowski will be his successor when the Packers decide to move on.
You can see that Ripkowski gives 100 percent playing special teams, and that he takes his potential role here in Green Bay very seriously. He could not have stepped into a better situation by being able to learn from Kuhn, and will expected to play a major role when it is his time to take over the position.
Aug 29, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Kennard Backman (86) catches a pass as Philadelphia Eagles safety Ed Reynolds (30) makes the tackle during the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Draft Pick: 6th Round (210th Overall)
With Andrew Quarless experiencing a significant injury, Kennard Backman has played in two games so far for the Green Bay Packers. He has roomed and spent a fair amount of time with rookie Brett Hundley, who has had high remarks for Backman.
"“When you can study and have somebody study with you, it helps a lot,” Hundley said. “We would just take time after practice, sit down and before we went to sleep, study all night. Wake up the next morning and learn some more.”"
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