Packers 2018 Draft: 5 intriguing East-West Shrine prospects

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GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Linebacker Jason Cabinda
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Linebacker Jason Cabinda /

3. Jason Cabinda, LB

The former Penn State linebacker was arguably the most omnipresent force on the field last Saturday, who sniffed out plays and stamped a number of ball carriers in the hole.

There were at least three occasions where he came downhill to fill the gap at the line of scrimmage and limited running backs to gains of three yards or less. Cabinda also exhibited a keen awareness in coverage by getting in front of the targeted receiver and deflecting a Nic Shimonek pass in the third quarter.

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The 6-foot-1, 232-pound second-level defender isn’t blessed with amazing speed, but he possesses side-to-side range and, perhaps more importantly, always seems to get himself in the right spot.

What was also evident about the New Jersey native was his huge motor in that Cabinda brought it all game.

While some may only view him as a sturdy box player, Cabinda has the tools to eventually be a starter in the near future.

2. Kentavius Street, DE

The versatile down lineman dominated practices all week and followed that up by throwing his weight around and punishing offensive linemen during the actual game.

At a little over 6-foot-2, 285 pounds, Street is a unique specimen who has the ideal body composition and natural leverage skills to play inside, but also shows the quickness and ability to bend as an outside defender.

What stood out on Saturday afternoon was the exceptional get-off Street flashed multiple times, including against the 6-foot-8 Greg Senat, to create havoc in the backfield.

His lower-body strength is complemented by a pair of strong, violent hands that he uses in defeating opponents with an assortment of spin and rip moves. The young enforcer is also a relentless competitor who runs down plays when he can’t get to the quarterback in time.

Street has the profile of a Day 2 draft pick and would provide the Packers with some excellent depth up front.