Packers 2018 Draft: First-round predictions from Lombardi Ave staff

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Josh Gerhardt: Packers select Tremaine Edmunds, EDGE, Virginia Tech

I can already hear you. “We need secondary help”, you are yelling at your screen. And yeah, the Packers do. But the one thing they have going for them is depth. Currently, there are nine CBs on the roster and a lot of them are very good players.

Oh, I can hear you again, “House and Williams are old,” and yeah, they are vets. But Williams had a very good year in 2017 and has experience in Pettine’s scheme. And House was OK but will likely improve under Pettine. Plus, by the time 14 rolls around, the top CBs will likely be gone so the next reasonable move would be pass rush.

And for that pick, I submit Tremaine Edmunds. The man has a lot going for him. He’s young, he turns 20 years old right after the draft. For a guy of his size (6-foot-5) he runs pretty fast at 4.45. At Virginia Tech for three years, he had 213 tackles and 10 sacks.

Edmunds would provide instant depth at the outside linebacker position, and he would be able to rotate in with Matthews and Perry.  We all know that both those guys are, let’s just say a little less than durable. Edmunds would be able to start if needed and would help this Packers defense dominate.