Packers select P JK Scott, WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling in fifth round


The Green Bay Packers selected punter JK Scott and wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Packers added their second wide receiver of the day, and also picked up a punter in the fifth round.

Despite Justin Vogel playing well last season, it seems the Packers have found a replacement with JK Scott, who was projected to be selected in the third or fourth round by Lance Zierlein of

The offense, too, has a new piece. After selecting J’Mon Moore out of Missouri in the fourth round, Green Bay has now added Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the fifth.

The 6-foot-4, 206-pound receiver ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash. He posted 879 yards and six touchdowns for South Florida last season.

The Packers still have four selections left in the draft, including three in the seventh round. Here is a look at the draft class so far.

Packers 2018 draft class

Round 1 (18): Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville

Round 2 (45): Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa

Round 3 (88): Oren Burks, LB, Vanderbilt

Round 4 (133): J’Mon Moore, WR, Missouri

Round 5 (138): Cole Madison, T, Washington State

Round 5 (172): JK Scott, P, Alabama

Round 5 (174): Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, South Florida

Day 3 has been all about adding players on offense. General manager Brian Gutekunst used his first three picks on defense, but has since made three out of four selections on offense, one on special teams.

Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson will go a long way to fixing the cornerback position, and Oren Burks is a solid addition at linebacker.

The Packers needed help at wide receiver after releasing Jordy Nelson. They’ve now added Moore and Valdes-Scantling. With Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison and tight end Jimmy Graham, they should be set at the position.

Green Bay hasn’t made a big move to the pass rush in the draft. The class is thin at edge rushers, and new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will be hoping for production from young players like Vince Biegel and Reggie Gilbert.