The first 32 picks of the 2013 NFL Draft are in the books, and the Packers struck gold (and baby blue?) by grabbing UCLA defensive end Datone Jones at No. 26. Jones was a popular pick among mock drafts, and he was my selection for the Packers in my final mock draft released Thursday. At […]
Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: DE Cornellius Carradine Player Information: Cornellius Carradine, DE Florida State 6-4, 276 pounds Hometown: Cincinnati, OH STATS: College stats NFL Combine: Bench press: 28 reps News and Notes: Tore his ACL in late November, which makes his draft outlook murky. Projected as a potential top 10 pick before the […]
Defensive Ends (Defensive Linemen): Here’s the seventh of a series of articles and first for the defense, looking specifically at the NFL combine and the Packers’ drafting tendencies. (Read here for the rationale for this series, here for quarterbacks, here for running backs, here for wide receivers, here for tight ends, here for offensive tackles and here for offensive interior linemen).
While not your classic speed rusher at defensive end, Heyward is an agile and explosive player for a man his size (6’5″, 295 pounds). His main strength, however, is rushing the passer with power. He’s strong in the upper body, and uses his hands well to disengaged blockers. This kind of power also makes Heyward a disruptive force against the run.