Sam Barrington to Packers: How Does LB Fit with Green Bay?

April 28, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a marathon third day that included a total of nine selections, the Green Bay Packers finished off their 2013 NFL draft by taking South Florida linebacker Sam Barrington. 
Considering some of the unrest at inside linebacker and the depth issues at outside linebacker, the selection of Barrington fits on a number of levels. 
And while seventh-round picks are rarely contributors in the NFL landscape, the Packers are somewhat of an outlier: In three of their last four drafts, a seventh-rounder—Ryan Taylor (2011), C.J. Wilson (2010) and Brad Jones (2009)—stuck on the 53-man roster and eventually contributed. 
The Packers hope Barrington is just the latest late-pick success story in Green Bay.
Here's how Barrington will fit with the Packers. 
Role: Depth at both linebacker positions 
This pick appears to be a mirroring of D.J. Smith's release.
As you'll recall, the Packers cut Smith before the draft afte...

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