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Packers Follow HBCU Draft Trend

WR Donald Driver (Doug Pensinger/Getty)

Green Bay hasn't selected a player from historically black college since Nick Collins and Junius Coston in 2005.

In most pursuits, "doubling up" on something, increasing the numbers by 100 percent, would be viewed as a positive situation. That wasn't necessarily the case, however, with the NFL draft and the selection of prospects from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) last weekend. Of the 254 players chosen, four were from HBCU programs: defensive tackle Kenric Ellis (Hampton, by the New...

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