The Green Bay Packers have used a sixth-round pick on a rookie placekicker.
It's the first time Green Bay has used a draft pick on a kicker since making Mason Crosby a sixth-round selection in 2007. Crosby spent 16 seasons with the Packers and is currently a free agent. GM Brian Gutekunst had not previously closed the door on bringing the veteran back, but drafting Carlson effectively ends that question.
Carlson spent five years at Auburn, connecting on 79 of 110 field goal attempts and making 173 of 176 extra points. In 2022, the kicker went 12 of 17 on field goals and 22 of 22 on PATs.
Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia should be familiar with Carlson, having coached the Auburn product's brother, Daniel, in Las Vegas.