Saturday, April 24, 2010

Packers take tight end and guard in 5th round

The Packers did not move up into the 4th round, and instead used their two 5th round picks in the draft to select TE Andrew Quarless of Penn State (#154) and offensive guard Marshall Newhouse out of TCU (#169).

Quarless appears to be a tight end with good size. The question has had to do with consistency and character. Lots of potential if he can stay focused on football. Green Bay probably gives him the best chance to do just that.

Newhouse appears to be a real find at the tail end of the 5th round. Big body kind of guy who has the versatility to play either tackle or guard, but probably best suited to guard at the pro level. One of the players that should fit in quite well with the Packers and has the potential to be a real competitor on the O-line.