NFL Draft: Who could be the Green Bay Packers’ first pick?

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Oklahoma Sooners quarterback

Trevor Knight

(9) scrambles away from Texas Longhorns defensive tackle

Malcom Brown

(90). Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Malcom Brown, DL, Texas (6-4, 340)

Brown is a player quickly rising up draft boards. The first thing that jumps out about Brown is his immense size and strength, but Brown is also very explosive off the line and is excellent at shedding blocks.

Brown makes several impact plays each game. His 6.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, and seven quarterback hurries are a testament to his playmaking ability.

It’s rare to find a player of Brown’s size to also possess his quickness and athleticism, making a the Texas defensive lineman a valuable pick if he falls to Green Bay at the end of the first round.

The Packers have some solid players on their defensive line, but they could really use some depth at the position. Brown could start in their 3-4 base and rotate with Mike Daniels, Datone Jones, and Guion as one of the two down linemen in Green Bay’s nickel look.