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

Another Blazer drafted!

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="">#Packers</a> wrap up 2015 draft with UAB TE Kennard Backman: <a href=""></a>&#10;&#10;<a href="">#PackersDraft</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Green Bay Packers (@packers) <a href="">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.