Packers 2018 Draft: 5 day three targets that could help the team

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Quenton Meeks
PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Quenton Meeks /
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Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford

At 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, Meeks has the frame for an NFL caliber cornerback. He didn’t produce outstanding numbers at Stanford, but he was a reliable starter during his time for the Cardinal.

He is a very physical and athletic corner, something the NFL as a whole is trending towards in the elite cornerbacks (see Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, and Chris Harris).

In 2017, Meeks was named to the All-Pac-12 second team, Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention, was on the Bronko Nagurski and Jim Thorpe watch list, and an Athlon preseason All-America third team member, per Stanford’s official football website.

He has the recognition to back up what he has done in college. He will most certainly bring what he has accomplished to the pros.

However, Meeks has trouble with acceleration and makeup speed, as he gets burned easily and can’t work his way back into decent coverage. He would need to work on this a lot in the pros if he wants to be successful, but he has a strong work ethic, so this isn’t out of the question.

If the Packers were to draft Meeks on day three, he would be an absolute steal. Meeks has a lot of potential. If he can work on the things holding him back, he could become a vital part of the Packers’ secondary for years to come.