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Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Seventh Round Pick: Andrew Datko, T Florida State University

With their seventh round pick (241st overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Andrew Datko, an offensive lineman from Florida State University.

 

PLAYER DETAILS: 
Andrew Datko
Offensive Tackle
Florida State Seminoles
6’6″ 315lbs

CAREER NOTES: 

Scouts are anxious to get another look at Florida State left offensive tackle Andy Datko, who was limited to four games in 2011 by shoulder surgery, and who has a history of shoulder problems. Datko started 40 games during his career with the Seminoles, was 6-6 and 315 pounds at the combine, where he ran 5.32, but still has some interesting potential. Datko entered last season as one of the better tackle prospects in the country, is regarded as having decent feet, but scouts seem to like his frame and his demeanor, and he could be a late-round choice for some team willing to take a chance.  - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

AGILITY TESTS: 
7.71 in the 3 cone drill…5.32 in the 40 yard dash…29″ vertical

SCOUTING REPORT: 

From CBSSports:

Positives: Quick and nimble, light on his feet. Very athletic blocker on the move. Good slide and hand placement effectively shut down most speed rushers. Smart prospect who has great experience and works extremely hard.

Negatives: High-cut and doesn’t bend knees well. Set in pass protection is high, and that affects power and ability to anchor and causes him to bend at the waist. Soft hand punch. Serious shoulder injury that required multiple surgeries will be closely scrutinized. Did not play well in 2011 because of shoulder, battling courageously for four games with one arm.

COMMENTARY:

The defensive run is over as the Packers finally go with an offensive player in the form of a lineman. With Chad Clifton being cut, the Packers could use the depth and a fresh body in training camp. 

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3 Responses to “Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Seventh Round Pick: Andrew Datko, T Florida State University”

  1. Ron LC says:

    And now for something totally different. Al started the day out with a Monte Python theme, why not end it taht way. The O player of the draft.

    I do believe TT sent Capers and his minions a message.

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  2. Dan says:

    Awsome message, with the moves TT has made so far I expect a quality D this year, which is exactly what this team needed.

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  3. Pete Kliman says:

    He was dominating Branch who was a pretty good prospect.

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