Packers take Ohio St C Josh Myers, Clemson WR Amari Rodgers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Josh Myers plays the same position and went to the same college as All-Pro center Corey Linsley.
The Green Bay Packers hope the similarities don't end there.
Green Bay continued filling positions of need in the draft by taking Myers in the second round with the 62nd overall pick.
The former Ohio State center is a potential long-term solution in the middle of the offensive line after Linsley left for the Los Angeles Chargers via free agency in the offseason.
? THE PICK IS IN ?— Green Bay Packers (@packers) May 1, 2021
With the 62nd pick in the 2021 #NFLDraft, the #Packers select Ohio State C/G Josh Myers!#PackersDraft | @SiriusXMNFLpic.twitter.com/DnsrwicRHk
The Packers also took Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers late Friday.
Welcome to Green Bay, @arodgers_3!— Green Bay Packers (@packers) May 1, 2021
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Green Bay traded two picks to the Tennessee Titans so they could select Amari Rodgers with the 85th overall pick. Besides the similar name to the current Packers quarterback, Rodgers has another interesting tie to the Packers. His father, a college football coach, was Randall Cobb's college coach at Kentucky.