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Packers draft former USF, Lakewood star Marquez Valdes-Scantling

The rangy receiver becomes the third Lakewood High alumnus to be taken in the 2018 NFL draft.
USF's Marquez Valdes-Scantling was taken by the Packers with a fifth-round compensatory draft pick Saturday.
USF's Marquez Valdes-Scantling was taken by the Packers with a fifth-round compensatory draft pick Saturday.
Published Apr. 28, 2018|Updated Apr. 28, 2018

Former Bulls WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling became the second USF player — and third Lakewood High alumnus — to be drafted this weekend when the Packers selected him with the final pick of the fifth round.

He's the second USF receiver to be drafted in as many seasons, joining former Lakewood peer Rodney Adams (Vikings, fifth round, 2017). Former Lakewood High teammate Shaquem Griffin was taken 33 picks earlier.

Lakewood now has had 15 players taken in the NFL draft, the most of any bay area high school. Hillsborough boasts 14.

Related: Draft prospect Marquez Valdes-Scantling puts hands, heart on display

Valdes-Scantling (6-foot-5, 208 pounds) set a USF single-season receiving yardage record (879 yards) last season, scorched the 40-yard dash (4.37 seconds) at the NFL scouting combine, and had a drop-free pro day on campus in late March.

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