Green Bay Packers: Ten first round NFL Draft prospects
By Dan Dahlke
Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Ryan Shazier
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Ryan Shazier – Outside Linebacker, Ohio State, 6-2, 230 (4.58)
Shazier could be a wildcard pick in the first round. Experts vary on whether he deserves a top-15 pick or should be taken in the bottom of the first round.
Like Mosley, Shazier is undersized as a linebacker. However, Shazier is a tackling machine and can get after the quarterback. In 2013, he recorded seven sacks and 22 tackles for a loss, and in 2012, he recorded five sacks and 17 tackles for a loss.
This tells you this guy can make impact plays on the field and would be an assett to any defense. Shazier could offer the Packers some depth at outside linebacker and rotate in the lineup as a pass rusher. The Packers could even consider putting him at inside linebacker.