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Green Bay Packers sign six draft picks, two free agents

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Missouri wide receiver J'Mon Moore outruns Vanderbilt's Tre Herndon for an 82-yard touchdown in the second quarter on November 12, 2016 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Missouri wide receiver J'Mon Moore outruns Vanderbilt's Tre Herndon for an 82-yard touchdown in the second quarter on November 12, 2016 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

The Green Bay Packers signed six picks from their 2018 NFL Draft class as well as a pair of rookie free agents, the team announced Monday.

Wide receivers J'Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown joined guard Cole Madison, defensive tackle James Looney and linebacker Kendall Donnerson in agreeing to deals with the Packers.

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Green Bay has signed eight members of its 11-player draft class. Cornerbacks Jaire Alexander (first round) and Josh Jackson (second round) join third-round linebacker Oren Burks as the team's remaining unsigned picks.

The Packers also announced that they have signed tight end Ryan Smith and linebacker Greer Martini after the pair tried out during rookie minicamp.

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Moore, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, was selected in the fourth round out of Missouri. South Florida's Valdes-Scantling (6-foot-4, 206) was taken in the fifth round, and he, Moore and Notre Dame's St. Brown (6-foot-5, 214), a sixth-round pick, are expected to help Green Bay get back up to speed after it parted ways with Jordy Nelson in March.

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"I think you're always looking for bigger targets," Packers coach Mike McCarthy told the team's website recently. "It makes sense, doesn't it? Bigger catching radius, completion percentage. I think any quarterback would prefer to throw to a bigger target."

Madison was a fifth-round pick out of Washington State while Looney and Donnerson were taken in the seventh round out of California and Southeast Missouri, respectively.

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Smith recorded a career-best 35 receptions for 454 yards and four touchdowns last season with Miami (Ohio).

Martini collected career highs in starts (seven), tackles (75), solo tackles (39) and forced fumbles (two) last season at Notre Dame.

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