2014 NFL Draft: Ten Prospects the Packers Could Target on Day Two

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South Carolina Gamecocks cornerback Victor Hampton (27) celebrates a hit. David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Hampton – Cornerback, South Carolina, 5-10, 202 (4.52)

Hampton is one of my favorite defensive back prospects in this draft. He’s absolutely fun to watch on film. He’s what football is all about. He brings an intensity and energy to the field that is contagious.

He plays physical like a linebacker and isn’t afraid to lay a big hit or mix it up against the run. He’s also great at pressing receivers at the line of scrimmage and then using his athleticism to stick with his guy downfield. Hampton can also make plays on the ball. He recorded three interceptions and nine pass breakups in 2013.

However, the first knock on Hampton seem to be his lack of height. The other, is he can get a little sloppy with his technique and tries to rely on his athleticism too much to make up for it in coverage.

With a little refining at the next level, Hampton could make an excellent defensive back for a team like Green Bay who may be looking to add another cornerback to their roster, especially if they can’t re-sign Sam Shields or if Micah Hyde moves to safety this offseason.