The draft analysts are checking their clocks as the draft nears its conclusion. But first FeedEmToTheWolves8099 has the Packers' pick in hand and is at the podium.
With the 30th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft the Packers select, Kevin Johnson (CB--Wake Forest).
As you may have heard, the Packers decided not to re-sign AJ Hawk this offseason, so ILB is a pretty apparent need. Remember last season when they moved Clay Matthews inside? I doubt they want their star pass rusher doing that again this season.
You may have also heard that they brought back veteran DT BJ Raji, who's coming back from a triceps injury. The Packers could be interested in a promising young DT to provde depth behind Raji and Pennel. Or they could wait until the later rounds to address the DT positions, which is what I think they'll end up doing. The Packers also lost Tramon Williams in free agency, so CB is a need for them as well. I actually had them taking Stephone Anthony at #30, but he was taken at #28 by the Denver Broncos.
Kevin Johnson's stats might not be eye-popping, but the kid can flat out play and is ranked in the top 5 CBs among draft boards around the Internet.
Johnson can tackle, he has good coverage skills, he can play outside and in the slot, he's an all around cornerback and he can also contribute on special teams. He played 41 games at Wake Forest and never missed a game due to injury. That will not go unnoticed in my opinion.
Overall, this seemed like a great value pick over someone like Eddie Goldman or Paul Dawson. Scouts are very high on Kevin Johnson, and I think the Green Bay Packers would get an excellent player with this pick at #30.
With only one cornerback taken off the board thus far, the Packers might be getting a steal this late in the first round... or perhaps cornerback isn't a very deep position this year. I'll leave you to decide that, dear readers.
Either way, superb write-up by Mr. FeedEmToTheWolves8099. UTBawse23 and the Saints are up again for the penultimate pick. It's due by 12 PM CT today. Good luck.
Recapping the first round of the 2015 BRB Mock Draft so far...
|1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||hlc1221||Jameis Winston||QB||FSU|
|2. Cleveland Browns (From Tennessee)||Caprock High Football||Leonard Williams||DE/DT||USC|
|3. Jacksonville Jaguars||AFBuzz||Vic Beasley||OLB||Clemson|
|4. Oakland Raiders||HTown5||Amari Cooper||WR||Alabama|
|5. Washington Redskins||BriceMcCainHOF||Randy Gregory||DE/LB||Nebraska|
|6. New York Jets||WotanTX||Marcus Mariota||QB||Oregon|
|7. Chicago Bears||DaJarBot||Dante Fowler Jr||OLB||Florida|
|8. Atlanta Falcons||grandmasteroz||Alvin Dupree||DE/OLB||Kentucky|
|9. New York Giants||Coolbreeze3||Danny Shelton||DT||Washington|
|10. St. Louis Rams||El Torito||Brandon Scherff||OT||Iowa|
|11 Minnesota Vikings||Puma028||DeVante Parker||WR||Louisville|
|12. Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland)||Huggy The Bear||Shane Ray||DE||Missouri|
|13. New Orleans Saints||UTBawse23||Trae Waynes||CB||Michigan State|
|14. Miami Dolphins||Bleyd||La'el Collins||OT||LSU|
|15. San Francisco 49ers||
||Kevin White||WR||West Virginia|
|16. Houston Texans||BRB Masthead||Eric Kendricks||ILB||UCLA|
|17. San Diego Chargers||traviscogg||Owamagbe Odighizuwa||DE/OLB||UCLA|
|18. Kansas City Chiefs||
|Cedric Ogbuehi||OT||Texas A&M|
|19.Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland via Buffalo)||Huggy The Bear||Todd Gurley||RB||Georgia|
|20. Philadelphia Eagles||gm.in.waiting||
|21. Cincinnati Bengals||Free Range||Malcolm Brown||DT||Texas|
|22. Pittsburgh Steelers||bigralph||Landon Collins||S||Alabama|
|23. Detroit Lions||BostonianToro||Melvin Gordon||RB||Wisconsin|
|24. Arizona Cardinals||bt20||Eli Harold||DE/OLB||Virginia|
|25. Carolina Panthers||
|26. Baltimore Ravens||Three and Out||Jaelen Strong||WR||Arizona State|
|27. Dallas Cowboys||Roll.Texans.Roll||Benardrick McKinney||LB||Mississippi State|
|28. Denver Broncos||BNew417||Stephone Anthony||LB||Clemson|
|29. Indianapolis Colts||OneManBlitz||T.J. Clemmings||OT||Pittsburgh|
|30. Green Bay Packers||FeedEmToTheWolves8099||Kevin Johnson||CB||Wake Forest|
|31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle)||UTBawse23|
|32. New England Patriots||MD.Texan|
TIMING FOR SUBMITTING REMAINING PICKS:
Pick Due By...
|31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle)||UTBawse23||4/21 @ Noon|
|32. New England Patriots||MD.Texan||4/21 @ 7 p.m.|