April 16, 2014

Packers use 6th round pick on Nate Palmer

Nate Plamer

Nate Plamer

The Packers late round run on defense continues as the Packers tab Illinois State OLB Nate Palmer in the 6th round with the 193rd pick in the draft.

Palmer’s college career started at Illinois before he transferred to Illinois State after his Sophomore Season.  He did earn Academic All-Big Ten honors as a Freshman with the Illini.

He played two seasons at Illinois State earning All-Missouri Valley Conference 2nd team honors both seasons.  Palmer put up big numbers as a defensive end with the RedBirds recording 17-sacks and 25.5 tackles-for-loss in two seasons.

At 240 pounds, Palmer will make the move to outside linebacker in the NFL.