Packers 2018 Draft: Top 10 overrated prospects in this year’s class

BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 15: Wide receiver Michael Gallup
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8. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

The muscle-bound 225-pound back looked like the heir apparent to Todd Gurley when he first burst on the college scene, showcasing a lethal cocktail of power and explosiveness in Georgia’s backfield.

But his 2015 knee injury has robbed him of some of that instant acceleration we first witnessed in the early part of his career, which has many evaluators asking themselves if Chubb has already peaked as a player.

To his credit, the stocky ball carrier remains a quality inside runner that possesses the vision to see cut back lanes and maximize his carries.

The downside is Chubb doesn’t project as someone that has the speed to outrun defenders to the perimeter. Furthermore, he was a non-factor in the passing game as a Bulldog.

Drafting the senior anywhere before the third round smells like a reach.

7. Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

The top safeties in today’s pass-friendly game are versatile back-end defenders that can play both the strong and free positions, as well as occasionally lining up as a slot corner.

At about 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, Harrison has the size and instincts to diagnose plays in run support, but his deficiencies lie in pass coverage. In particular, his lack of range in zone coverage make him strictly a box safety.

On that note, Harrison has also struggled when asked to defend bigger tight ends.

So, that Alabama pedigree may get him drafted earlier that he deserves, but the ex-Crimson Tide has the traits of a mid-round pick at best.