Packers could draft Darnell Washington to replace Marcedes Lewis
An unsung hero on offense for the Packers, Marcedes Lewis won't be easy to replace. Unless the Packers draft Georgia's Darnell Washington, that is.
There are so many similarities between Washington and Lewis. Washington is 6-foot-7, 264 pounds, compared to Lewis, who is 6-foot-6, 267 pounds.
Despite Washington's size, he dominated the NFL Scouting Combine, running an incredible 4.64-second 40-yard dash, a 1.57-second 10-yard split, and a 4.08-second 20-yard shuttle.
Washington is an incredible athlete, earning a Relative Athletic Score of 9.88 out of 10.
"He's like Marcedes Lewis with a jetpack," NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah said on the "Pat McAfee Show".
Washington's biggest strength is his blocking ability. And that's exactly what the Packers are losing without Lewis. While he would get on the field for his blocking alone, Washington can certainly help out as a receiver.
He is a huge target in the red zone, and with his size and athleticism, Washington can create mismatches as a receiver. He caught 28 passes for 454 yards and two touchdowns in his final season at Georgia.
You won't find a better replacement for Marcedes Lewis than Darnell Washington. He will likely be selected in the opening two rounds. Will he be on his way to Green Bay?