The Green Bay Packers are done on day two after trading up in the 3rd round to select Georgia Tech safety Morgan Burnett.
Like Bryan Bulaga in the first round, Burnett is a junior coming out early and will compete for the starting job with Atari Bigby.
Burnett is described as a ball-hawk, ranking among team leaders in tackles each of his three seasons at Georgia Tech. The Tech record books show only seven other defensive backs in the history of the program registering more than his 235 career tackles, which was just 38 off the pace of the Yellow Jackets’ position record.
There’s some football history in the family. Burnett’s older brother, Cam, startred for instate rivals, Georgia, from 1998-2002 and his cousin, Bruce Thornton, was also a star defensive back for the Bulldogs (1999-2003) before going on to play for Dallas and Jacksonville in the NFL.
The Packers moved into the 71st spot, trading their 3rd round pick, #86 overall and their 4th round pick, #122 overall to the Cleveland Browns, their trading partner.