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Packers Rookie Draws Comparison to Hall-of-Fame Player

Adam Taylor McKillop
One Green Bay Packers rookie is drawing comparisons to a Hall of Fame NFL player.
One Green Bay Packers rookie is drawing comparisons to a Hall of Fame NFL player. / MARK HOFFMAN/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

The Green Bay Packers opted to go defense-heavy in the 2022 NFL Draft, taking a pair of Georgia defensive standouts in the first round. It continues a recent trend for Green Bay, who now tout six former first-rounders (all drafted by the Packers) in the starting lineup.

Defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt was the second of those picks at No. 28 overall, and although Green Bay didn't nab him until the very end of the first round, he's bringing a certain level of hype into training camp.

In fact, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported one NFL scout comparing Wyatt to an NFL legend, Hall of Famer Warren Sapp.

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Fowler explained this wasn't a straightforward 1-to-1 comparison, but rather Wyatt possesses "Warren Sapp-like qualities, based on explosion at the line of scrimmage."

One of the best players in the mid-90's and early 2000's, a Sapp comparison is good company. The 2013 inductee played seven Pro Bowl seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, tallying more than 500 career tackles including 91 for loss.

Sapp got his career off to a quick start, winning 1999 Defensive Rookie of the Year after being drafted No. 12 overall.

Wyatt was a force at Georgia. He put together 113 total tackles, including 12 for loss and 5.0 sacks in 49 games with the Bulldogs. He enters the year with +2500 odds to win Defensive Rookie of the Year on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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