Packers select Linsley

On the third day of the NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers chose Boardman grad and former Ohio State center Corey Linsley in the fifth round (161st pick). Linsley, who started every game over the past two seasons at center, was an All-Big Ten First Team selection this past season.

Linsley was the first offensive lineman selected by Green Bay in the draft and the highest interior lineman from Ohio State since 2006 (Jets took Nick Mangold at 29th). He was the fifth Buckeye to be taken in the draft (Ryan Shazier, Bradley Roby, Jack Mewhort, Carlos Hyde) in 2014.

Boardman has now produced three NFL draft choices in the past eight years (Steve Vallos and John Greco).

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