Round 7: CB Cre’von LeBlanc, Florida Atlantic
Cornerback is arguably the deepest position on the Packers’ roster. With Sam Shields, Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins and Ladarius Gunter, the loss of Casey Hayward in free agency wasn’t as impactful as it might have been in years past.
That doesn’t mean the Packers shouldn’t look to add more talent to the position late in the draft. Cornerback is such an important position that you really can never have enough good players.
Listed at 5-foot-10, 192 pounds Cre’Von LeBlanc lacks the ideal size for the position, but he could be a useful slot corner for the Packers, an area Hayward was so strong. If you can find a talent in the seventh-round who has a chance of making the roster and contributing on special teams initially, it’s a good pick. LeBlanc can be that guy.
The key of the draft-and-develop isn’t just to draft talented players, but also spend time developing young talent. We might not hear much from LeBlanc right away, but he could become a useful member of the defense down the line.
In this mock draft, the Packers have been able to fix needs at linebacker, tight end and along the offensive line, stocking up with plenty of talented football players.