Friday, April 28, 2023

Iowa’s Van Ness and Campbell go in 1st round of NFL Draft

Two Iowa Hawkeyes were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in Kansas City on Thursday night.

Defensive End Lukas Van Ness was selected 13th overall by the Green Bay Packers. Van Ness played 40-plus snaps a game as a pass-rush specialist for Iowa this past season. He racked up 19 tackles for loss and 13 sacks over the past two seasons at Iowa.

With the 18th overall pick the Detroit Lions selected Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell. The 6-5, 249 pounder racked up 128 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, three pass deflections, two interceptions, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble for Iowa in 2022. He was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.


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