Packers get offensive at end of draft
The Green Bay Packers took a quarterback with their final pick in the NFL draft, selecting Tennessee-Chattanooga’s B.J. Coleman with the second of two seventh-round compensatory picks.
The 6-3, 222-pound Coleman originally went to Tennessee, playing in three games in 2008 before transferring to Chattanooga. He completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 6,871 yards at Chattanooga, with 52 touchdowns and 31 interceptions.
The Packers had a quarterback void after backup Matt Flynn signed with Seattle as a free agent. Former No. 3 quarterback Graham Harrell is expected to become Aaron Rodgers’ primary backup.
Prior to Coleman, the Green Bay Packers took their first offensive player in the NFL draft by selecting Florida State offensive tackle Andrew Datko with the first of two seventh-round compensatory picks.
The 6-6, 319-pound Datko missed most of last season with a shoulder injury. He started 40 games in four seasons, taking over as the Seminoles’ left tackle as a freshman.
The Packers took defensive players with their first six picks in the draft this year, after taking offensive players with five of their first six picks last year.