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Packers have busy last day of NFL draft

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NEW YORK CITY - The Green Bay Packers loaded up on late round picks in the 2013 NFL Draft Saturday after a series of trades. Here were their selections:

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Offensive lineman David Bakhtiari was the first of nine Green Bay choices on the final day of the 2013 NFL Draft. The 6-4, 301 pounder played his college ball at Colorado. He was the 109th player taken.

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Another offensive lineman, J.C. Tretter, was the 122nd player chosen and the Packers' second pick in the fourth round. He is 6-3 and 307 pounds and played at Cornell.

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UCLA speedster Johnathan Franklin became the second running back taken by the Packers. He was the 125th player drafted. Franklin is known as a runner and receiver. He is 5-10 and 200 pounds.

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Cornerback Micah Hyde of Iowa was the first pick of the 5th round for Green Bay. His coach says the 5-11, 194-pound player has a high football IQ. He was the 159th player taken in the draft.

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Defensive tackle Josh Boyd played at Mississippi State. One of a record 63 SEC players drafted this week. He was pick number 167. Boyd is 6-2 and 307 pounds.

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Linebacker Nate Palmer played at Illinois State. He is 6-2 and 248 pounds. Very fast for his size. He was the 193rd pick and Green Bay's only selection in the 6th round.

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Wide receiver Charles Johnson played for Grand Valley State, catching 128 passes in two seasons for 31 touchdowns. Ran a 4.4 40. He has good size at 6-2 and 215 pounds. Johnson was the 216th draft selection.

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Wide receiver Kevin Dorsey played at Maryland, catching 81 passes for nine touchdowns in two seasons as a starter. He is 6-1 and 207. Dorsey was the 224th player taken.

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And, linebacker Sam Barrington played at South Florida. He is 6-1 and 240 pounds. Lost weight and picked up speed after his senior season. He was taken 232nd.

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