Kingsley Keke Jersey

Kingsley Keke, who started 35 games at defensive tackle or defensive end at Texas A&M, was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round.

In this draft, which is saturated with defensive linemen, Keke was taken in the fifth round with the 150th overall pick.

Keke was selected as a defensive end but has the versatility to play either position.

Last season he lost about 10 pounds to shift from tackle to end in a move to bolster the defensive line after Michael Clemons suffered a foot injury that prevented him from playing.

Keke responded to the move by posting 51 tackles and seven sacks. He was also credited with four quarterback pressures, a broken up pass, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Keke arrived at Texas A&M in 2015 as a 6-foot-3, 290-pounder out of George Ranch High School in Richmond, Texas. He was rated a three-star prospect by 24/7sports and a four-star prospect by ESPN. He chose A&M over Texas, Oklahoma and Florida.

Keke saw limited action as a freshman, but emerged as a significant contributor as a sophomore. That season he made nine starts at defensive tackle and posted 37 tackles and four sacks.

He had a breakout season and established himself as a productive run stuffer as a junior when he started all 13 games at tackle and recorded 54 tackles.

Keke projected to be one of the top interior defensive linemen in the SEC last season until he was moved to outside.

He was still extremely productive. Last season Keke posted 11 tackles for loss, which tied for 13th in the SEC. Only six defensive linemen posted more tackles for loss.

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