Round 7 (250th pick): Connor Harris, LB, Lindenwood
Despite his fair share of misses, Ted Thompson does have a knack for finding key contributors from small school programs late in the draft.
Harris was a tackling machine over his five seasons at Lindenwood. In 2016 alone, the 6-foot, 235-pound linebacker tallied 138 stops, including 8.5 for a loss.
Last year, he recorded a whopping 184 tackles, and 152 the year before. Point being, Harris knows how to swarm to the ball.
My Take: Late in the seventh round, it’s never a bad idea to take a chance on a linebacker who could offer depth at the position and potentially play a role on special teams.
I’m all for the Packers drafting another linebacker at some point on Day 3 of the draft. They’re a bit thin at the position, despite having a handful of young players with good potential.
Teams will like Harris’ production and football instincts. However, the small school prospect will have to test well this spring at his pro day to get a chance at being drafted.