SB Nation’s Dan Kadar publishes his weekly mock draft on Monday mornings in the spring, and this week he is shaking things up on his board for the Green Bay Packers’ pick at number 29 overall. Unlike Packers GM Ted Thompson, Kadar — who we count as a friend of APC — clearly listens to feedback from Packers fans on the team’s likely course of action.
This week, he finds a player whom we examined a little while back and who would be an excellent fit for the Packers’ defensive scheme:
Tre’Davious White, cornerback, LSU
After getting killed by Packers fans for mocking offensive lineman Forrest Lamp here, this week is being changed up to White. He’s an aggressive cornerback who started four seasons in the SEC. He should be able to push for a starting job as a rookie.
As Kadar explains, White could immediately contribute on defense, particularly in the slot. In addition, he is a very close fit athletically for what the Packers look for in their cornerbacks, as he measured in at just over 5’11” and 192 pounds and ran well, posting a 4.47-second 40 and 6.90-second cone drill at the Scouting Combine.
The pick might have been a bit different if Kadar had chosen a different player for the Dallas Cowboys at 28. Instead, he chose Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, who also could have been in play for the Packers were he available. One other interesting note is that in this week’s mock, Kadar has three running backs going in the top 15 picks, with Leonard Fournette landing in Carolina at #8, Christian McCaffrey going to Philadelphia at 14, and Dalvin Cook ending up in Indianapolis at 15.