Green Bay Packers 2016 draft: Three who could be in Green & Gold
projects the Green Bay Packers with their first round pick will select …
Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida
Al Bracco, writing for Drafttek.com, provides this reasoning:
Three years after the Packers’ selection of Datone Jones in RD1, he has not progressed much past situational player (avg. 23 snaps per game). In an effort to get him more involved, the Packers actually used him some at OLB later in the season. My feeling is it’s time to try again to find an impact player up front and the value at #27 in this draft is likely to be on the defensive line. Enter Jonathan Bullard, owner of an almost-elite first step, often using it to fly by offensive linemen who are not ready for it. Bullard is strong at the point of attack, holding his own against double-teams. While his bread and butter is as a run-stopper, he has shown some improvement this year as a pass rusher (6.5 sacks).
Lombardiave.com’s quick reactions: Watch the film on Bullard and you will see quickness and explosion … something that Green Bay Packers fans have not seen from their defensive line (with the exception of Mike Daniels) in the recent past. Bringing a player like Bullard to Green Bay could be a big first step in creating a run-stopping defense that would help not only the linebackers, but the defensive backfield.
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