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Packers select Toledo CB Ka’dar Hollman 185th overall

Hollman lands in the sixth round as the second Rocket in the 2019 draft.

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Toledo cornerback Ka’dar Hollman was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Hollman was pick No. 185 of the draft and one of two Toledo Rockets chosen at the event in Nashville, along with wide receiver Diontae Johnson.

Hollman was the 21st cornerback in the draft and the only cornerback selected by the Packers. Green Bay addressed the secondary earlier in the draft by choosing safety Darnell Savage on Thursday as the 21st overall pick.

At Toledo, Hollman was a three-year starter. He recorded 113 total tackles and Toledo and intercepted two passes. The 6’0”, 190 pound New Jersey native excelled as a cover corner with 27 passes defended, including a MAC-best 12 during his senior season. In 2016, Hollman’s Rockets won their first MAC Championship Game since 2004, dismantling Akron, 45-28.

Hollman is the first player taken from the Toledo secondary since Clarence Love was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round in 1998. He is the sixth Rocket to hear his name called since 2017. The Toledo alum will join a Packers secondary that intercepted seven passes in 2018, tied for second last in the league. Recent Green Bay draft picks Kevin King and Jaire Alexander will serve as Hollman’s mentors at cornerback upon arrival to the Frozen Tundra.