Green Bay Packers nab SDSU Tight End Kraft in NFL Draft

May 1, 2023

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Love may have been the biggest winner on the second day of the Green Bay Packers’ draft

The Packers got a few weapons for their new starting quarterback in the NFL draft on Friday night: They selected Oregon State tight end Luke Musgrave and Michigan State wide receiver Jayden Reed in the second round and South Dakota State tight end Tucker Kraft in the third round.

“Now I think we have a good nucleus of guys, pass catchers to be able to grow with a quarterback,” general manager Brian Gutekunst said. “I think that’s important. We’ll see how it goes.”

Kraft played well enough at South Dakota State in 2021 to attract the attention of bigger programs that wanted him to enter the transfer portal. He instead helped South Dakota State win a Football Championship Subdivision title before entering the draft.

He already knew the exact message to give Packers fans.

“Being able to score my first touchdown at Lambeau Field and take the Lambeau leap, that’s something every single Bears fan in the nation will hate, and something that I’ll be able to do on my own favor,” Kraft said.

Kraft played high school football in Timber Lake, South Dakota.