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2017 NFL Draft: USF OL Kofi Amichia Drafted By Green Bay Packers In 6th Round

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The Bulls’ all-conference left tackle came on very late on teams’ draft boards and earned himself a selection.

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As recently as a couple weeks ago, former USF offensive tackle Kofi Amichia looked like an undrafted free-agent signee. In fact, the NFL’s website doesn’t even have a draft profile written for him. But they’ll need to build him a player page, because the Green Bay Packers drafted Amichia in the 6th round of the NFL Draft, with the 212th overall pick.

Amichia started all 26 games at left tackle for USF the last two seasons, anchoring an offensive line that paved the way for the Bulls’ outstanding running game. USF compiled almost 7,000 yards on the ground in 2015 and 2016. For his efforts, Amichia was named an All-American Athletic Conference first team offensive tackle as a senior.

There’s obviously some disagreement on what position Amichia could play in the NFL. He was a tackle at USF, while the Packers called him a guard and that NFL draft non-profile lists Kofi as a center.

Amichia is the third Bull the Packers have ever drafted. They took DeAndrew Rubin in 2003 with the 253rd overall pick, though he never got to play for them. In 2013, Green Bay drafted Sam Barrington #232 overall. Barrington stuck around for three seasons with the Packers, starting seven games in 2014.