2018 NFL mock draft: Packers address defense in first round

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Boston College. Harold Landry. 22. player. 16. . EDGE

Many people have Landry going higher than this and he could definitely be a steal this late if he plays more like he did in his junior year at Boston College, rather than his senior year. In 2016, Landry was unstoppable, with 16.5 sacks, 22 TFL, one INT and seven FF. While it’s pretty tough to match that stat line in your next season, he didn’t even come close to that amount of production his senior year (five sacks, 8.5 TFL, zero INTs, and zero FF), and it seemed like his motor wasn’t running like it was the year before.

That dip in his play and his noticeable lack of effort in his senior season is the cause for his drop later into the first round. Landry has plenty of potential to be a dominant pass rusher in the NFL.

51. . EDGE. USC. Uchenna Nwosu. 23. player

The Rams are one of, if not the most, complete teams in the entire NFL. They could possibly go with a wide receiver here, such as Courtland Sutton, as their young QB needs more weapons at receiver.

As of right now, their pass rush is looking like their biggest weakness, and luckily for them, one of the most talented edge rushers in the draft fell to them at pick 23. Nwosu is another player with very impressive film.

He had an extremely productive senior season at USC: 75 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 9.5 sacks, one INT and 13 PD. He is a relentless pass rusher, with a very nice burst off the edge, and is sensational at getting his hands up in passing lanes. Nwosu looks like he is going to be one of the best defensive players to come from this draft.