Packers draft corner back Eric Stokes in first round
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - With the 29th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected corner back Eric Stokes from the University of Georgia.
The 6-1, 185 pound corner out of Covington, Georgia is blessed with blistering speed, posting a sub-4.3 40 yard dash time during the Bulldogs’ pro day this past spring.
Stokes was a first team All-SEC selection during his final season in 2020. Stokes had four interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns.
Stokes comes from an NFL family. His dad Eric Stokes was a defensive back for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and now works for the Washington Football Team as senior director of player personnel after a brief NFL career.
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