Profile: Kyler Fackrell at a glance
Position: Outside linebacker.
School: Utah State.
Height, weight: 6-foot-5, 250 pounds.
Age: 24 (born Nov. 25, 1991 in Mesa, Ariz.).
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Overview: First-team All-Mountain West and Butkus Award semifinalist in 2015. Set a Utah State single-season record with 12 quarterback hurries as a senior, including a single-game record six against Colorado State. Played in 3-4 system his entire career. Redshirted in 2011 and then missed all but one game of the 2014 season because of a torn ACL, which enabled him to get another year of eligibility. Returned to start 13 games in 2015. Had nine career double-digit tackle games. Was drafted one pick after fellow Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil, who went to the Bengals at No. 87. Married (Elizabeth) with a daughter (Delaney).
Strengths: Exceptional length with an 80-inch wingspan. Good initial quickness at the snap. Very good movement skill and playing range — keeps his feet clean through trash. Outstanding effort, motor and pursuit production. Flattens down the line and chases hard from the backside. Solid, wrap tackler. Mature, accountable, unselfish team player.
Weaknesses: Lacks ideal base strength to stack the corner vs. the run. Only bench-pressed 225 pounds 16 times at the Combine, lowest among outside linebackers. Could improve finishing strength as a tackler. Is still learning how to use his hands and disengage from blockers — a bit of a one-trick pony. Instincts are still honing — can be late to react to the ball and does not instinctively feel plays developing. Overaged.
Quotes: Packers GM Ted Thompson: “He’s kind of an all-around guy. Has the ability to rush the passer, good ability in space, good athlete.” Fackrell: “It’s a great team, I’m so excited about being there and learning everything I can. Green Bay, the town from what I hear is my speed, our speed as a family. It’s such a huge blessing for us. I’m so grateful to be here and I look forward to making the most of this opportunity.”
— Strengths and weaknesses provided by Nolan Nawrocki’s NFL Draft Preview.