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Packers pick Southern Miss DL Thornton in 3rd round

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Packers have beefed up their defensive line by drafting Khyri Thortnon, a three-year starter at Southern Mississippi.

The 6-foot-3, 304-pound Thornton had 39 tackles in 11 games in 2013. The senior finished his career with 116 tackles and 5.5 sacks.

The Packers in the offseason re-signed veteran B.J. Raji and signed ex-Vikings tackle Letroy Guion in free agency. Coach Mike McCarthy hoped to add impact players to the defense.

Green Bay drafted Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round Thursday.

Thornton was a team captain last year. He was the team's primary defensive tackle in 2012 as a redshirt junior.
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