Round 5a: Aaron Green, RB, TCU (5-11, 205)
Green eclipsed the 1,200-yard rushing mark his senior season, and as a two-year starter for the Horned Frogs, he recorded a whopping 23 touchdowns.
Green is a dynamic back with the shiftiness and acceleration to make guys miss in the open field. Because he’s undersized at 205, many wonder if he could hold up as a featured back in the NFL, causing him to slip on many draft boards.
However, Green offers a lot as a change-of-pace back and a third-down receiving weapon out of the backfield at the next level. This would certainly be something that could add a new element to the Packers offense.
Round 5b: Hassan Ridgeway, DL, Texas (6-3, 320)
Ridgeway is a big nose tackle prospect with the strength and size to hold blocks and plug holes against the run. He offers very little as a pass rusher, limiting him to a two-down player in the NFL.
However, his ability against the run and potential to eat blocks and keep linebackers free to flow to the ball, makes him a nice asset to any defense, especially if he can be selected in the later rounds.
Next: Round 6