Packers select Bowling Green DL Karl Brooks at No. 179 overall in sixth round of 2023 draft

The Green Bay Packers selected Bowling Green defensive lineman Karl Brooks at No. 179 overall in the sixth round of the 2023 NFL draft.

Brooks produced 46.0 tackles for loss, 27.5 sacks and six forced fumbles over 52 games and 48 starts at Bowling Green. He led the school in sacks during all five seasons and is third in school history in sacks overall.

In 2022, Brooks deliverd 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks over 13 games.

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Like fourth-round pick Colby Wooden, Brooks played all over the defensive front at Bowling Green.

Brooks was a two-time team captain and two-time All-MAC pick.

Brooks (6-3, 296) wasn’t invited to the combine, but he did run the 40-yard dash in 5.08 seconds, hit 26.5″ in the vertical leap, cover 8-9 in the broad jump, finish the short shuttle in 5.0 seconds and three cone in 7.63 seconds and complete 28 reps on the bench press at Bowling Green’s pro day. His Relative Athletic Score is 5.87 out of 10.0.


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