The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Doubs had 80 catches for 1,109 yards and 11 touchdowns last season at Nevada. He also helped the Wolfpack in the return game, averaging 14.2 yards per punt return in 2021.
Now you know: Pronounces his last night “Dobbs” but also goes by the nickname “Dubs.” Mom is a lifelong Packers fan.
Quotable: Co-director of player personnel Jon-Eric Sullivan
“He’s been a very productive player there. He had two 1,000-yard season there. We liked his play speed. We thought he played fast on tape, showed an ability to drop his weight (on routes) and he’s good with the ball in his hand. He’s a fairly big kid. He’s over 6-2, 208 pounds. He’s long, thick, he plays long with the ball. We thought he was very intriguing. Good value where we got him. Thought he had a pretty good week at the Senior Bowl and got better as the week went along. Just his production, and then what he shows on tape, we think he’s got some upside ability to grow into a player.”
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Tom was a three-year starter at Wake Forest. He played center in 2019, but was the Demon Deacons left tackle the last two years. He first-team All-ACC honors by the Associated Press and was named a second-team All-American by The Athletic.
Quotable: Jon-Eric Sullivan
“We feel like he’s a five tool guy. He’s obviously played left tackle at a high level at the school. He’s played center, we think he can play guard as well. That was part of the exciting thing is the value at that pick. He’s got twitch, he’s got athleticism, he can bend. I think some people question his size. But when you watch him, he’s got some innate strength and his ability to play the angles, move his feet, drop his backside and bend allows him to play bigger than he potentially is. We’re excited about the kid and we think he can help us in a lot of different spots, especially to get him there (in the fourth round).”
Enagbare, who also goes by JJ, racked up a team-high 4.5 sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss as a senior. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound edge rusher was a first-team SEC pick by the coaches in 2020 when he had six sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss for the Gamecocks.
Quotable: GM Brian Gutekunst
“He’s got great length, good hands, good power in his hands. He had some pretty good pass rush production over the last couple of years and certainly the size and length I think is what drew us to him.”
The first thing that stands out about Carpenter is his size. He’s listed at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds and ran a 4.52-second 40-yard dash at his pro day. Carpenter played safety in college but worked at linebacker during the Senior Bowl. He figures to get a chance to play near the line of scrimmage and could contribute on special teams right away.
“He’s a little bit of a tweener, because he’s got the size of a linebacker, but he plays safety and he has that kind of speed. He’s really, really physical, so I think we’ll kind of figure out exactly how he fits whether he goes to the safety room or the linebacker room at different times and what packages he plays in on defense. But certainly special teams, that was one of the big reasons we took him.”
7th round (No. 234) — defensive tackle Jonathan Ford (Miami)
Like Carpenter, the first thing that stands out about Ford is his size. He’s listed at 6-foot-5 and told reporters he currently weighs 341 pounds. As a senior, he played in 10 games but had just 14 tackles, including .5 tackles for loss. Those numbers won’t jump out at you, obviously, but you can’t teach Ford’s size.
Now you know: Ford went to middle school with current Packers defensive line TJ Slaton
“Huge man that can clog up a lot of space. I think he’s obviously a one-technique (nose tackle) more than anything else. But he’s tough to move off the spot. I think his best football is ahead of them, so we’re excited. To find a guy that has played as much as he has and a guy obviously, of that size is something we were looking for.”
An honorable mention All-Big Ten pick, Walker slipped in the draft. He was projected to go early on Day 3 but fell to the later half of the seventh round. Gutekunst wasn’t quite sure why, but did mention he dealt with an injury that left him unable to do some things this spring. A left tackle in college, the 6-foot-6, 325-pound Walker will likely be given a shot at the right tackle spot that is unsettled on the Packers line right now.
Toure tore it up at the FCS level before transferring to Nebraska his final year. In his lone season in Lincoln, he was an explosive presence for the Huskers. He caught 46 passes for 898 yards (19.5 yards per catch) and had five touchdowns. Toure ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at his pro day.