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2010 NFL Draft: Rutgers Cornerback Devin McCourty a Good Fit For the Packers

Adam BayerContributor IIApril 9, 2010

Due to the lack of approval of Taylor Mays, I decided to change my prospect of the day to Rutgers CB Devin McCourty. 

ESPN Analyst Mel Kiper's Projection: Late First-Early Second

At 5'11'', McCourty fits Ted Thompson's height requirement for his corners.

 

Scouting Report

McCourty has a reliable skill set, although he needs to work on staying in front of the receivers. With the right coaching, McCourty has the mindset to become a good NFL player.

He has good speed, as he ran a 4.34 at the Scouting Combine. Some scouts had him even faster than that, although his official time was 4.48. McCourty was also a dangerous return man at Rutgers.

 

Where Does He Fit in Green Bay?

McCourty could immediately step in as a nickel back and take over return duties. Although Will Blackmon had a decent year as the returner before the injury, who knows if he can come back at 100%. McCourty would be a more electric return man and give us that home run threat.

I think McCourty is a dark horse pick for the Packers, and with his return ability and upside, Ted Thompson might pick him. He can play nickel and if an injury occurs he can step in. You can never have too much depth at corner. Not to mention the solidarity he would bring to the return game.  

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