Packers 2018 Draft: 4 potential day two targets

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Mike Hughes, CB, UCF

The Green Bay Packers obviously need help in their secondary, but if the right edge rusher falls to them in the first round, they mall hold off at the position until day two.

Mike Hughes bounced around in his college career. He started off at University of North Carolina, where he played in 11 games, recorded 10 tackles and broke up three passes.

An off-field altercation resulted in Hughes being charged with misdemeanor assault and out of UNC.

In 2016 he played at Garden City Community College and earned National Junior College Athletic Associate First Team All-America honors. He ranked fifth on the team with 47 tackles, tallied two interceptions and broke up six passes. Hughes also played a role on special teams returning three touchdowns.

His final stop was the University of Central Florida and he played an intricate role in their undefeated season.

The 5-foot-11 defensive back recorded 49 tackles, snagged four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and defended 11 passes.

Hughes is a physical corner who will try to bully receivers at the next level. As noted, he “won’t just jam, looks to completely halt the route with his initial punch and aggression”.

He has solid footwork and has decent hands for a corner. Bottom line is, if you don’t include his time at community college, Hughes only has played in 23 games and has a sample size is small.

Can he play at a high level on a consistent basis? Will he stay out of trouble?