Freddie Boston: CB Prince Charles Iworah, Western Kentucky
Previous picks: DE Noah Spence, DT Austin Johnson, ILB Kentrell Brothers, TE Nick Vannett, OT Alex Lewis, OG Landon Turner, OLB Victor Ochi, DT Adam Gotsis
OK, I’m going to be completely honest with this pick. As an Englishman I simply found the idea of selecting a player called Prince Charles too hard to pass up. If there was a draft for the best name in the entire class, Prince Charles Iworah would be my No. 1 overall pick.
Joking aside, there are some areas of Iworah’s game to like. His size (5-foot-9, 192 pounds) will almost certainly limit him to a role in the slot, but this is the case for just about every cornerback available this late on. He has good speed and tracks the ball well. With some development, the Packers might have something to work with as a slot corner.
Casey Hayward was a good option in the slot, but his departure in free agency means adding a cornerback at some point in the draft would be a wise investment, even if it isn’t until the end of day three.
The focus of my nine picks for the Packers has been on defense. Outside of the two offensive linemen and tight end selected in the mid-rounds, my focus has been to add talent on defense and fix the team’s biggest needs.
Noah Spence upgrades the pass rush, Austin Johnson and Adam Gotsis help along the defensive line, Kentrell Brothers helps at a position of need and Victor Ochi is an underrated pass rusher who can find a useful role on defense. Now begs the question: Will any of these players land in Green Bay?