Is Devin McCourty Green Bay's Guy?

Kyle PlumCorrespondent IApril 4, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 2: Defensive back Devin McCourty of Rutgers runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Now that the draft is less than three weeks away Green Bay's options are becoming more clear.  One Pick that stands above the rest is Devin McCourty.  He has been rising up draft boards and has similar playing style to current Green Bay corners Al Harris and Charles Woodson. 

McCourty is from Rutgers and has good size(5'11", 195) and is fast(4.48 forty).  He was a three year starter at Rutgers, where he impresses scouts with his physical play and shut-down ability. 

He is probably the best tackling Corner in the draft.  He is also known for his work-ethic and strong academics. He was second on his team in tackles, while being a shut-down Corner.

McCourty is also the best Special Teams player in the draft.  He excels as a kick and punt returner, but is also known for his kick blocking ability. 

Mccourty excels in press man coverage, but struggles in zones and against tall wide receivers.  He will have to improve his positioning to shut down tall, athletic players. 

As a rookie he will be able to step into the nickel role, and when Woodson retires he should start for a long time.  Some scouts believe McCourty will be the better pro player than Joe Haden because he has less weaknesses and has better technique. 

Based on recent events it seems likely the Packers will take McCourty 23rd overall, and that would be a wise decision.  "If the shoe fits, Wear it!"

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