Packers could draft Cedric Tillman to replace Allen Lazard
Green Bay's biggest free agency loss is wide receiver Allen Lazard. He was a consistent, reliable target in the passing game, while regularly making plays as a run blocker.
The Packers need to draft a receiver with the toughness to fill the void left by Lazard, and Tennessee's Cedric Tillman can be that player.
Tillman isn't as tall as Lazard, but he has good size at 6-foot-3, 213 pounds, and the two posted eerily similar combine numbers. Tillman ran a 4.54-second 40-yard dash, compared to Lazard's 4.55. Tillman's 1.53-second 10-yard split compares to Lazard's 1.56. Tillman's 37-inch vertical jump isn't far off Lazard's 38-inch jump.
They are close in Relative Athletic Score, too, with Lazard's 8.78 slightly above Tillman's 8.67.
Tillman shares many of the same qualities as Lazard as a player. He has the toughness, willingness to block, and doesn't make many mistakes.
"While Tillman is a big-bodied receiver with natural instincts, his elite physicality is what truly makes him a force to be reckoned with," wrote Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network.
It's those strengths that would make Tillman a great complement to Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs in the Packers' passing attack.
Tillman would be an ideal replacement for Lazard in Green Bay.