Packers select Auburn K Anders Carlson at No. 207 overall in sixth round of 2023 draft

The Green Bay Packers selected Auburn kicker Anders Carlson at No. 207 overall in the sixth round of the 2023 draft.

Carlson is the younger brother of Daniel Carlson, the All-Pro kicker of the Raiders.

Carlson (6-5, 218) connected on 79 of 110 (71.8 percent) field goal attempts and made 173 extra point attempts over 56 games at Auburn. He also kicked off 313 times, producing 183 touchbacks.

Distance control could be an issue; he made just 5-of-17 kicks of 50 or more yards.

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Carlson suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the 2021 season but returned to make 12 of 17 field goals in 2022. He also missed games to a shoulder injury last season.

Rich Bisaccia and the Packers will open up a competition at kicker between Carlson, now the favorite as the draft pick, and Parker White, an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina.

Carlson is the first Packers draft pick at kicker since 2007 (Mason Crosby).


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Story originally appeared on Packers Wire