2018 NFL mock draft: Packers address defense in first round

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26. . DE. UTSA. Marcus Davenport. 16. player

Davenport couldn’t be drafted into a better situation. He has some of the most impressive tape of anyone in this draft. He absolutely dominated against smaller school talent, with 17.5 TFL and 8.5 sacks in his senior season at University of Texas at San Antonio.

There’s no doubt that Davenport is a monster on the field, but he would benefit greatly learning from Terrell Suggs. He is a very strong edge rusher who needs to work on his lateral movement and needs to diversify and polish his pass rush moves, something Suggs could teach him very well.

Davenport could very easily end up being the best pass rusher in this class, even possibly one of the best in the NFL, if he plays up to his potential.

17. player. 13. . LB. Alabama. Rashaan Evans

Rashaan Evans is one of my favorite players in this entire draft, and like Davenport, his tape is insane. He is a heat-seeking missile on the field, he is always flying around, and doing it with as much physicality as possible.

The Chargers are in dire need of help at linebacker, especially inside linebacker. Evans can get sideline-to-sideline at inside backer, cover when needed, and provide elite athleticism when blitzing inside.

At Alabama, there were times when Evans would lineup on the edge to blitz the quarterback, and with his burst off the line of scrimmage and his explosiveness, he looks like he could line up as an edge rusher in the NFL as well. The Chargers would be landing one of the most versatile and athletic linebackers in this draft.