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UAB TE Kennard Backman Drafted by Green Bay Packers With 213rd Pick

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Another Blazer drafted!

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Packers?src=hash">#Packers</a> wrap up 2015 draft with UAB TE Kennard Backman: <a href="http://t.co/m1hHb7SqFh">http://t.co/m1hHb7SqFh</a>&#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PackersDraft?src=hash">#PackersDraft</a> <a href="http://t.co/QMT4wGr1sv">pic.twitter.com/QMT4wGr1sv</a></p>&mdash; Green Bay Packers (@packers) <a href="https://twitter.com/packers/status/594610097109667840">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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UAB's on the board again! The Packers took a flyer on former Blazers tight end Kennard Backman, drafting him with the 37th pick of the sixth round.

Backman wasn't considered a sixth-round prospect-- many analysts had him going undrafted-- but the Packers see him as a big, athletic H-back. He's got good size (around 6'3", 250 lbs.), and was a really good receiver for four seasons at UAB. He may have to make it on special teams to make a roster, but he's got the physical tools to do it.