Green Bay Packers: Ten mid-round options in 2016 NFL Draft
DT Javon Hargrave, South Carolina State
In a deep class of defensive linemen, the Packers could find value in Javon Hargrave out of South Carolina State. Hargrave wouldn’t be an instant starter in Green Bay, but with development could become a force along the defensive line.
He could become an anchor along the line helping stuff the run. Hargrave is 6-foot-1, 309 pounds but moves well for a big man. He also has flashed some pass-rushing potential as an interior lineman.
Mike Daniels is a force on the Packers’ defensive line, and adding some more talent would help the front three become one of the most powerful lines in the league. Mike Pennel made an encouraging jump in year two and should see an increased role next season (four-game suspension aside). With some development, Hargrave could find a home on the line and help bolster the defensive front.
The Packers may make a move for a defensive lineman in the first round. Jarran Reed is a name commonly associated with the Packers at No. 27, and that would make a ton of sense. Whether they opt for a lineman early on not, selecting Hargrave in the middle rounds would be a smart move.
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