The Packers made some headway on the rookie contract front Wednesday, signing three draft picks — fifth-round OG-OT Marshall Newhouse, sixth-round RB James Starks and seventh-round DE C.J. Wilson. The rookies are the first three of the Packers’ seven draft picks to sign with the team.
Newhouse, the second of the team’s two fifth-round draft picks, was a three-year starter at left tackle for TCU. He appeared in 52 career games, including 38 starts, and earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors as a senior.
Starks became Buffalo’s all-time leading rusher in just three collegiate seasons (2006-08). Though he missed the 2009 season due to injury, he also holds school records for rushing touchdowns (34) and points scored (222).
Wilson was a four-year letterman at East Carolina. In 54 career games, including 37 starts to close out his collegiate career, he tallied 192 tackles and 27 sacks. He earned first-team All-Conference USA honors each of his final two seasons.
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