Mississippi State Derek Sherrod takes the call from Packers and becomes 32nd Pick in 2011 NFL Draft

The Packers slowly but surely waited for him to fall all the way to the 32nd overall pick of the NFL Draft on Thursday night.

The Packers nabbed Sherrod, a potential offensive tackle for the next decade, with the final pick in the first round. The three-year starter at left tackle for Mississippi State was a decent prospect after his junior season in 2009, earning first-team all-Southeastern Conference honors, but then he boosted his stock considerably with a decorated senior season in 2010 that included All-America recognition from seven different publications.

“It was a little bit of a long wait,” Sherrod said of sweating out the entire first round. “But it was a very good wait because I’m very happy with the pick.”

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