6. 215th pick — Darius English, OLB, South Carolina
English is a bit of a project pick, but in the sixth round, he’s well worth the risk. At 6-foot-6 and 245 pounds, English as the length and size to hold up well on the edge as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He’s also a decent athlete, who if tests well this spring could sneak into the later rounds of the draft.
English’s games remains raw. He needs to use his hands better to shed blocks. He also needs to develop more pass rush moves in order to win consistently at the next level, as well as get stronger and add more bulk to his frame.
However, he did show gains in 2016. As a senior, he recorded nine sacks, 13 tackles for loss, and five hurries. It was a bit of a breakout year for English after four quiet seasons at South Carolina.
Even though I had Green Bay selecting Basham in the second round, it might not be a bad idea for the Packers to take another edge rusher in the draft and double-down at the position. They could never have enough talented pass rushers to develop at outside linebacker.