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Packers Mock Draft roundup, post-Combine edition

Another milestone in pre-draft mocks drafts is the Combine. Here’s a look into a collection of mock drafts after the players were tested in Indianapolis.

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The NFL Combine was held in Indianapolis over the weekend and it’s always a unique time for NFL prospects. Players are measured, tested, and grilled in interviews with their stock either rising (D.J. Moore) or falling quickly (Orlando Brown).

It’s not the end-all be-all, though. A lot can happen between now and April 26th.

Let’s look at how the Combine may have changed some mock drafts for the Green Bay Packers.

Walter Football: Marcus Davenport, DE, University of Texas-San Antonio

Marcus Davenport is a raw prospect that has been climbing up draft boards since before the Senior Bowl. His combine performance certainly helped make the case for anyone looking to grab a raw prospect with big upside.

Davenport measured in at 6’6” and posted a position best 4.58 40-yard dash. The most impressive number, however, was his 124” broad jump which is a measure of explosion. His combination of size and speed should make any GM consider making him the pick.

He reminds me of Ezekiel Ansah. A physical specimen who’s just learning the position and even putting up similar combine numbers at similar sizes.

I worry more about his ability to contribute right away. Davenport plays stiff and isn’t that great in coverage. High potential, but 14 might be a little early to draft him.

CBS Sports, and SB Nation: Harold Landry, OLB, Boston College

Landry has been connected to the Packers at 14 in many mock drafts, but his combine performance should see his stock rise leading up to BC’s Pro Day on March 21st.

Landry tied for the top of the EDGE players list in the 20-yard shuttle and was second in the 3-cone drill, while leading the way in the 60-yard shuttle at the position. Landry has an explosive first step and his ability to bend has been noted throughout the draft process.

Landry is a little on the shorter side at 6’3,” but he uses that to his advantage with his ability to dip around the edge. He weighs a solid 252 pounds too, and the impressive shuttle times showcase his ability to move his weight well. He’s no lightweight either, putting up 24 reps on the bench press.

USA Today: Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama

Evans is a solid prospect, but if Davenport was too high at 14, then Evans is definitely too high. Tremaine Edmunds and Roquan Smith are better prospects than Evans, and with a strong combine by Leighton Vander Esch, the battle for third best is tighter now.

Evans’ best asset comes from his ability to flip from the Mike and Will linebacker positions, having played both in Alabama’s defense. He has sideline-to-sideline speed and good lateral quickness so not the old school Alabama middle linebacker you might expect.

As displayed in this video, he’s able to flip his hips quite well and may have the raw tools to develop good coverage skills:

Bleacher Report: Vita Vea, DT, Washington

A PAC-12 defender? Ted Thompson is doing back flips.

The Packers are reportedly getting the first crack at signing Muhammad Wilkerson, and Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels are already interior enforcers.

So adding Vita Vea might be overkill.

He has the NFL-size that you’re looking for in a defensive tackle, and his pursuit for a big fella is uncanny. His knock is that he feels one dimensional being a great run stuffer, but he needs to improve his hand technique and foot speed to be an effective pass rusher at the next level.

Vea can get into the backfield with a powerful bull rush (41 bench reps at the combine), but good coaching will give him a stronger array of moves. He has a great nose for the ball too.

If the Packers end their pursuit of Wilkerson, a line of Clark, Daniels and Vea will own the line of scrimmage and let the linebackers run bananas.