Round 4 (131): ILB Jatavis Brown, Akron
Schobert would help as an inside linebacker, and the Packers could use their first compensatory pick to grab another one. Jatavis Brown is an under-the-radar who was one of the biggest combine snubs in February. Brown is listed as an outside linebacker but would fit best in Green Bay at an inside position.
Brown is interesting prospect. His size (5-foot-11, 222 pounds) will scare teams a lot, but a good football player is a good football player. Brown has great speed, running a 4.47 40-yard dash. Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com weighed in on one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft:
"“The first positive trait that stands out with Brown is his speed – he has impressive acceleration to chase down the action, closing the gap in a blink of an eye. Brown is rangy to play both sidelines and looks natural when asked to drop in space. He is an explosive striker and makes his presence known at the contact point, using timing and balance to finish.”"
Some view Brown as a safety at the next level, but he could end up in a hybrid role in Green Bay. He certainly has the speed to give chase and has the potential to be a solid coverage linebacker.
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