Packers Draft Van Ness at 13

After missing the playoffs last season and flipping picks with the Jets, the Packers selected Lukas Van Ness DE from Iowa at 13.

“Van Ness is listed at 6’5”, 272 pounds, and has the size required for an effective NFL pass rusher. He switched between defensive end and defensive tackle at various points of his career at Iowa, so that versatility could come in handy for him. Known for his power by his college teammates, he turned some heads at the NFL Scouting Combine and ran a nice 4.58 40-yard dash.”


  • Functional strength  
  • Flexibility and burst for his body type
  • Motor and room for development


  • Block recognition
  • Expanding pass rush repertoire
  • Inexperience