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Packers trade up to draft linebacker Burks in third round

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After trading away their third-round pick on Thursday, the Packers used their substantial draft capital to trade back into the round in order to select linebacker Oren Burks from Vanderbilt.

Burks tested well. At 6'3", 233 lbs, he ran a 4.59-second forty-yard dash and posted a 39.5-inch vertical leap. Burks proved to be versatile in his collegiate career. He started as a safety before eventually transitioning to a linebacker position. Burks started 11 games in his final collegiate season. He posted 82 tackles with one sack.

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