Aaron Ripkowski will now have a chance to enter the same backfield as arguably the best quarterback in the NFL in Aaron Rodgers. He was drafted as the number 206 pick overall in the 6th round.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">With the 206th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Packers?src=hash">#Packers</a> select FB Aaron Ripkowski, Oklahoma. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PackersDraft?src=hash">#PackersDraft</a> <a href="http://t.co/yz1AK3TuZ4">pic.twitter.com/yz1AK3TuZ4</a></p>— Green Bay Packers (@packers) <a href="https://twitter.com/packers/status/594602316004782080">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Several quick observations on Ripkowski
1. I would hate to hit him
2. I would hate to be hit by him.
Ripkowski is a devastating lead blocker who has some surprising skills in the passing game.
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Ripkowski was easily one of my favorite players to ever play at OU. Starting as a walk-on Ripkowski earned a scholarship and is a tireless worker.
Provided he remains injury free, it wouldn't shock me to see him spend at least a decade in the NFL.