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Packers sign 20 draft choices and rookie free agents

The Green Bay Packers signed five draft choices and 15 rookie free agents. The signings were announced Friday by Ted Thompson.

Friday is the first practice for rookies. Look for reports of CBS 58 News.

DRAFT SIGNINGS:

Rd

 Name

Pos

Ht

Wt

College

HS Hometown

5a

DeAngelo Yancey

WR

6-2

220

Purdue

Atlanta, GA

5b

Aaron Jones

RB

5-10

208

Texas-El Paso

El Paso, TX

6

Kofi Amichia

G

6-4

304

South Florida

Powder Springs, GA

7a

Devante Mays

RB

5-10

230

Utah State

Livingston, TX

7b

Malachi Dupre

WR

6-2

196

Louisiana State

New Orleans, LA

UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT SIGNINGS:

No

Name

Pos

Ht

Wt

College

HS Hometown

44

Donatello Brown

CB

6-0

190

Valdosta State

Kennesaw, GA

56

Johnathan Calvin

LB

6-3

266

Mississippi State

Jackson, MS

89

Michael Clark

WR

6-6

217

Marshall

St. Petersburg, FL

9

Montay Crockett

WR

6-0

184

Georgia Southern

Rock Hill, SC

60

Thomas Evans

G

6-3

305

Richmond

Franklin, NC

74

Geoff Gray

G

6-5

315

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Man.

55

Cody Heiman

LB

6-2

229

Washburn

Baileyville, KS

8

Taysom Hill

QB

6-2

221

Brigham Young

Pocatello, ID

71

Izaah Lunsford

DT

6-3

310

Bowling Green State

Cincinnati, OH

77

Adam Pankey

G/T

6-5

313

West Virginia

Hamilton, OH

86

Aaron Peck

TE

6-2

239

Fresno State

Riverside, CA

34

Kalif Phillips

RB

5-9

218

Charlotte

Kannapolis, NC

41

Lenzy Pipkins

CB

6-0

196

Oklahoma State

Mansfield, TX

38

David Rivers

CB

6-1

186

Youngstown State

Miami, FL

5

Justin Vogel

P

6-4

219

Miami (Fla.)

Tampa, FL

Brown, 25, earned first-team All-Gulf South Conference honors as a senior after registering a career-best two interceptions. He played in 39 games over four seasons, recording 45 tackles (35 solo), 10 passes defensed and three interceptions. Brown competed in the Tropical Bowl, a FBS Division I college football all-star game that showcases the top seniors to NFL scouts and general managers.

Calvin, 23, played in 26 games with 11 starts at Mississippi State after transferring from Copiah-Lincoln Community College. He saw action in all 13 games with 10 starts as a senior in 2016, leading the team with 55 tackles (23 solo), seven sacks and 11½ tackles for a loss. Calvin was named third-team All-SEC by Phil Steele’s College Football.

Clark, 21, played basketball at St. Francis (Pa.) before transferring to Marshall to play football. The 2016 season was the first time he played organized football since his freshman year of high school. Clark started all 12 games played last season, finishing No. 3 on the team with 37 receptions for 632 yards (17.1 avg.) and five touchdowns.

Crockett, 23, totaled 18 starts in 47 games played over four seasons at Georgia Southern, posting 535 yards and three TDs on 32 receptions (16.7 avg.) while adding 144 rushing yards and two TDs on 15 attempts (9.6 avg.). He added 12 punt returns for 125 yards (10.4 avg.) and returned 30 kickoffs for 638 yards (21.3 avg.).

Evans, 22, is a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection who ended his career with 34 consecutive starts. He was part of a line that blocked for three straight 1,000-yard rushers.

Gray, 22, started all eight league games as a senior for a Bison team that averaged 34.5 points and 487.1 total yards per contest, including 333.1 yards per game through the air, good for third in the country. He never missed a game in four seasons, starting 30 of 32 contests plus six playoff games. Gray lined up at both guard and tackle in college and played in the East-West Shrine game.

Heiman (HIGH-men), 23, played linebacker and running back over four seasons, seeing action in 47 games (36 starts) and finishing his career with 251 tackles (122 solo), 6½ sacks, 16½ tackles for a loss, five interceptions and one defensive TD. He added 426 rushing yards and six TDs on 91 carries (4.7 avg.) in his one season at running back (2013).

Hill, 26, started 33 of 37 games played during his career, completing 609 of 1,047 passes (58.2 pct.) for 6,929 yards, 43 touchdowns and 31 interceptions. He registered 2,815 rushing yards (most among BYU QBs) on 534 attempts (5.3 avg.) with 32 touchdowns.

Lunsford (first name pronounced Isaiah), 23, saw action in 44 career games, registering 90 tackles (41 solo), 4½ sacks, 12 tackles for a loss, three passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. As a senior, he started all 12 games and finished with 48 tackles (21 solo), 3½ tackles for a loss, a sack, a fumble recovery, a pass defensed and a QB hurry.

Pankey, 23, saw time at guard and tackle in 44 games over four seasons, starting 25 game at left guard in his final two years. As a senior, Pankey helped pave the way for the offense to average 479.7 yards per game, 34.0 points per game, 228.2 yards rushing per game and 251.5 passing yards per game.

Peck, 22, played in 44 games during his collegiate career, hauling in 93 receptions for 1,211 yards (13.0 avg.) and six touchdowns. After missing the 2015 season due to injury, he set career highs in receptions (46) and receiving yards (630) and tied his career high in touchdowns receptions (three).

Phillips (first name pronounced kuh-LEAF), 23, owns school career records for rushing yards (4,020), touchdowns (43), rushing touchdowns (41) and 100-yard rushing games (15). His 4,020 rushing yards ranked No. 13 among active FBS players at the end of the 2016 season. He was named honorable mention All-Conference USA as a senior and second-team All-Conference USA as a junior.

Pipkins, 23, played three seasons at Louisiana-Monroe and one season at Oklahoma State as a graduate transfer. He played in 47 games over four years, registering 142 tackles (94 solo), eight tackles for a loss, two sacks, three interceptions, nine passes defensed and a forced fumble. Pipkins did not start playing football until his senior year of high school.

Rivers, 22, played in 40 games over four seasons, registering 65 tackles (50 solo), three interceptions and 13 pass breakups. He started nine of 16 games played as a senior, recording career highs in tackles (33), solo tackles (25) and passes defensed (eight). Rivers was part of team that played in the 2017 FCS Championship Game against James Madison.

Vogel, 23, spent two years at the University of Florida (2012-13) before playing three seasons (2014-16) at the University of Miami. He earned All-ACC second-team honors from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) and from the conference’s coaches as a senior after averaging a career-best 43.8 yards per punt.

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