Green Bay Packers 2015 NFL Draft: Breaking down the cornerback prospects

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons cornerback

Kevin Johnson

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My Pick for the Packers: Kevin Johnson (Round 1)

Johnson is a day-one starter and seems like a nice fit in the Packers defense. Green Bay will like his physical play and ability to lock on his man in coverage.

His technique in coverage is also superb. He just doesn’t waste steps in coverage, which helps him play faster than his 4.51 speed.

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He has the potential to play on an island, which would free up the Packers’ safeties in run support, or allow them to dial up pressure and bring the heat on passing downs.

Johnson will add weight to his slim 188-pound frame once in the NFL, which will help him hold up against bigger receivers.

Overall, Johnson would be a nice player for Green Bay to add to their defense. He could compete with Casey Hayward for a the starting spot opposite Sam Shields or allow the Packers to move Hayward around and play over the slot.

Johnson is one of the better boundary corners in this draft and would be a great value pick if available at the end of the first round.

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