Dean Lowry worked out at TCBOOST Sports Performance in Northbrook, Ill. in the lead up to the 2016 NFL Draft (Tolly Taylor/MEDILL)


By Tolly Taylor
Video by Chris Hayre and Adam Rossow

The Green Bay Packers drafted Northwestern defensive end Dean Lowry in the fourth round (137th overall) of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

Lowry was named second-team All-Big Ten as a senior, finishing with 52 tackles, 13 for loss, and three sacks.

The 6-foot-6, 296-pounder set a school record with six tackles for loss against Nebraska last season.

Video report on Lowry’s draft selection by Chris Hayre and Adam Rossow.

Northwestern Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald immediately congratulated his star defensive player after he was drafted.

Ryan Wood, Packers’ beat writer for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, shared the following from Packers’ Director of Football Operations Eliot Smith.

Bill Lotter of Harvard Sports Analysis noted a striking NFL combine comparison between Lowry and San Diego Chargers first round pick Joey Bosa prior to the draft.

▸ Complete NFL Draft coverage at Medill Reports Chicago

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