Ray Rivard: DE Lawrence Thomas, Michigan State
Previous picks: DT Vernon Butler, TE Austin Hooper, ILB Beniquez Brown, LB Joe Schobert, S K.J. Dillon, RB Josh Ferguson, WR Geronimo Allison, WR Moritz Boehringer
We all know the Green Bay Packers need as much depth along the defensive line as they can muster, so why not use this final pick of the final day to add to that depth?
Lawrence Thomas might be a bit undersized, but did total 38 tackles, with five for a loss. He also had three sacks and six passes batted down while with Michigan State.
Thomas may be one of those defensive linemen who could move around along the line and fit somewhere in Dom Capers’ unique and imaginative formations. By the seventh round, nobody expects much from these players selected, but Ted Thompson is pretty adept at finding players that fit into the Packers system and have special teams skills that could help them get noticed.
The main goal with the seventh round pick is to find a player who has a shot at making the 53-man roster, while also adding to the depth at a position that will need all the help the team can get.
Call Thomas a sleeper at this point, but if the Packers did draft him with this final pick, he would be called on to fight for a spot on the team.
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