Packers: Rashan Gary to announce team’s draft picks on Day 2

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One of the Green Bay Packers‘ rising stars will be announcing to the world who will be joining him on the roster next week.

Edge rusher Rashan Gary, selected 12th overall by the Packers in 2019, will be announcing each of the team’s picks on the second day of next week’s draft, according to the official team website.

As things stand, the Packers own two picks on the second night of the draft. The first pick is in the second round, and it’s the 62nd overall in the draft. Next up is Green Bay’s third-round pick, which is 92nd overall in the draft.

Gary knows exactly what it’s like to hear your name called in the draft having experienced it only a couple of years ago when Green Bay made him its top choice in 2019.

Since then, Gary has seen his role increase on defense. He began life in the NFL as a backup behind Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith, but his role increased in the second half of 2020 as he continued to put together impressive performances.

Even with Preston Smith returning for 2021, a strong case can be made for Gary to be a starter on the edge opposite Za’Darius Smith. That said, there will be plenty of opportunities to get all three of them on the field together as both Gary and Za’Darius Smith can line up inside.

Gary had five sacks and 11 quarterback hits this past season, both big improvements on his rookie year. But as is often the case, the numbers don’t tell the full story. Gary was particularly impressive late in the season and into the playoffs. Even when he wasn’t getting on the stat sheet, the former first-round pick was making an impact.

Now Gary will be announcing who will become his teammates in the second and third rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft.