GREEN BAY — The Packers wrapped up their 2015 draft class on Saturday by selecting Alabama-Birmingham tight end Kennard Backman with their third of three sixth-round picks, at No. 213 overall.
Backman was a steady producer for the Blazers the last three seasons, catching nine TD passes overall. Last season saw him post career highs in catches and receiving yards, with 39 receptions for 399 yards and three scores. He caught at least one pass in every game.
This marks the second straight year the Packers drafted a tight end, after choosing Richard Rodgers last year in the third round. Backman joins a tight end group that also includes veteran Andrew Quarless and Justin Perillo, an undrafted rookie a year ago from Maine.