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Packers Sign Sixth-Round LB McDuffie Before Rookie Camp

At Boston College in 2020, Isaiah McDuffie had seven games of at least 10 tackles.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers have signed sixth-round linebacker Isaiah McDuffie, a source said on Friday morning, meaning at least four of their nine draft picks have been signed before the start of rookie camp on Friday.

Green Bay also signed sixth-round offensive tackle Cole Van Lanen as well as fifth-round defensive tackle T.J. Slaton and seventh-round running back Kylin Hill.

A full-time starter for the first time as a senior at Boston College, McDuffie recorded 107 tackles, including three sacks and 6.5 for losses, in 11 games. He had 10-plus tackles in seven games, including a career-high 16 vs. Notre Dame. He added one interception to earn second-team all-ACC. He had a breakout sophomore season. In 12 games (six starts), he had 85 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 5.5 TFLs. He missed the first eight games of the 2019 season with a knee injury.

At 6-foot-1 1/4 and 227 pounds but with 4.58 speed, McDuffie is a new-school linebacker.

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First round: Georgia CB Eric Stokes

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Second round: Ohio State C Josh Myers

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Third round: Clemson WR Amari Rodgers

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Fourth round: Ole Miss OL Royce Newman

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Fifth round: Florida DT Tedarrell Slaton

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Fifth round: Appalachian State CB Shemar Jean-Charles

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Sixth round: Wisconsin OL Cole Van Lanen

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Sixth round: Boston College LB Isaiah McDuffie

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Seventh round: Mississippi State RB Kylin Hill

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Undrafted: Iowa OL Coy Cronk

Undrafted: San Jose State WR Bailey Gaither

Undrafted: San Diego State OL Jacob Capra

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Undrafted: Illinois State S Christian Uphoff

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