NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With the No. 226 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected linebacker Ty Summers out of TCU. During a conference call with the media, Summers described what it felt like waiting to be picked.
"Honestly, it was a little gruesome," said Summers. "I just knew that God had a plan. I was just trying to enjoy the day with my family and friends."
Instead of playing inside linebacker at TCU, Summers had the chance to play quarterback at Rice; however, he said he's happy with how the cards fell.
"I will say that I would have had fun playing offense and scoring touchdowns," said Summers. "But ultimately, I would probably not be in the same position that I am now, so I was definitely blessed with the opportunity to come to TCU.”
The 6-foot-1, 241 pounder split time between linebacker and defensive end in 2018. Summers recorded 48 tackles with four sacks in 10 games with nine starts. He closed his career with 318 tackles, the second-most by a Horned Frog in the 18-season tenure of head coach Gary Patterson.
Summers also did well at the combine. He ran a 4.51 second 40-yard dash, bench pressed 27 reps and hit 36″ in the vertical leap and 10-3 in the broad jump.