Yancey Selected by Green Bay
April 29, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – DeAngelo Yancey was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 32nd pick of the fifth round in the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday. The pick extends Purdue’s streak of consecutive years with at least one Boilermaker drafted to 20 in a row. Forty-seven Boilermakers have been drafted since the streak began in 1998.

Yancey is Purdue’s first wide receiver selected in the draft since Vinny Sutherland was selected in the fifth round by the Atlanta Falcons in 2001. Yancey is the first Boilermaker selected by the Packers since Mike Neal was picked by Green Bay in the second round of the 2010 draft.

Yancey, a second-team All-Big Ten selection, wrapped up his Purdue career with a career-high 49 catches for 951 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2016. His yardage and touchdown totals were second among all receivers in the Big Ten in the regular season. They were also the most by a Boilermaker since Keith Smith had 1,100 yards receiving in 2009 and Taylor Stubblefield had a school-record 16 touchdown receptions in 2004.

Yancey wrapped up his Purdue career with the seventh most receiving yards (2,344) and receiving touchdowns (20) in school history. He was also 16th in career receptions (141).

The four-year starter showed his big play ability throughout his career, including seven touchdown catches of at least 31 yards as a senior. He had a career-long 88-yard touchdown at Nebraska. Yancey had at least one touchdown catch in six of his final seven games and amassed eight scores in that span.

20 Straight Years with at Least One Boilermaker Drafted

1998
3 - Brian Alford, WR, New York Giants, 70*
5 - Mark Fischer, C, Washington Redskins, 140*
7 - Edwin Watson, RB, Green Bay Packers, 218*

1999

3 - Chike Okeafor, DE, San Francisco 49ers, 89*
4 - Rosevelt Colvin, DE, Chicago Bears, 111*

2000

6 - Michael Hawthorne, DB, New Orleans Saints, 195*
6 - David Nugent, DT, New England Patriots, 201*

2001

2 - Drew Brees, QB, San Diego Chargers, 32*
2 - Matt Light, T, New England Patriots, 48*
5 - Vinny Sutherland, WR, Atlanta Falcons, 136*
5 - Chukky Okobi, C, Pittsburgh Steelers, 146*
7 - Brandon Gorin, T, San Diego Chargers, 201*

2002

3 - Akin Ayodele, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars, 89*
4 - Travis Dorsch, K, Cincinnati Bengals, 109*

2003

6 - Joe Odom, LB, Chicago Bears, 191*

2004

3 - Nick Hardwick, C, San Diego Chargers, 66*
3 - Stuart Schweigert, FS, Oakland Raiders, 67*
3 - Gilbert Gardner, LB, Indianapolis Colts, 69*
3 - Landon Johnson, LB, Cincinnati Bengals, 96*
4 - Shaun Phillips, DE, San Diego Chargers, 98*
4 - Niko Koutouvides, LB, Seattle Seahawks, 116*
6 - Kelly Butler, OT, Detroit Lions, 172*
6 - Craig Terrill, DT, Seattle Seahawks, 189*
7 - Jacques Reeves, CB, Dallas Cowboys, 223*

2005

4 - Kyle Orton, QB, Chicago Bears, 106*

2006

2 - Bernard Pollard, S, Kansas Chiefs, 54*
4 - Ray Edwards, DE, Minnesota Vikings, 127*
5 - Rob Ninkovich, DE, New Orleans Saints, 135*
5 - Charles Davis, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers, 167

2007

1 - Anthony Spencer, DE, Dallas Cowboys, 26*
5 - Uche Nwaneri, OG, Jacksonville Jaguars, 149*
7 - Mike Otto, OT, Tennessee Titans, 223*

2008

1 - Dustin Keller, TE, New York Jets, 30*
3 - Cliff Avril, DE, Detroit Lions, 92*
4 - Stanford Keglar, LB, Tennessee Titans, 134*

2009

3 - Alex Magee, DT, Kansas City Chiefs, 67*
6 - Curtis Painter, QB, Indianapolis Colts, 201*

2010

2 - Mike Neal, DT, Green Bay Packers, 56*

2011

1 - Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Washington Redskins, 16*

2012

5 - Dennis Kelly, OT, Philadelphia Eagles, 153*
6 - Nick Mondek, OG, Houston Texans. 195

2013

2 - Kawann Short, DT, Carolina Panthers, 44*

2014

5 - Ricardo Allen, CB, Atlanta Falcons, 147*
5 - Kevin Pamphile, OT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 149*

2015

5 - Ryan Russell, DE, Dallas Cowboys, 163*

2016

6 - Anthony Brown, CB, Dallas Cowboys, 189*

2017

5 – DeAngelo Yancey, WR, Green Bay Packers, 175

* Denotes played in at least one NFL game.

 

 

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