Packers get Alabama OL Landon Dickerson in new Daniel Jeremiah mock draft
Daniel Jeremiah’s most current mock draft for NFL.com has the Green Bay Packers getting assistance for the interior of the offending line in the preliminary.
Jeremiah sent out Alabama offending lineman Landon Dickerson to the Packers at No. 29 general.
From Jeremiah: “Dickerson is the best pure interior offensive linemen available. I thought he might fall out of the first round after his ACL injury, but it appears his recovery is going smoothly. He can step in following the departure of Corey Linsley.”
Dickerson is Jeremiah’s No. 40 general possibility in the draft class, mainly due to injuries. He suffered a torn ACL in the SEC National championship last December and might be an enigma for the start of his novice season.
The Packers would need to feel excellent about his healing to make the choice in the preliminary, however Dickerson’s flexibility and playstyle might be extremely appealing for a group that requires to keep Aaron Rodgers safeguarded and develops the offending plan around the run video game.
Over the last 2 seasons, Dickerson has actually played over 1,000 snaps at center however likewise snaps at left and best guard. The Packers lost All-Pro center Corey Linsley in complimentary company, opening possibilities for reorganizing the offending line and offering Dickerson a possibility to play instantly as soon as he’s healthy.
According to Pro Football Focus, Dickerson was the second-highest graded center in college football last season. He permitted just 5 overall pressures and made an elite run-blocking grade, particularly in zone stopping.
With everybody healthy, Dickerson, David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Billy Turner and Lucas Patrick might produce among the very best offending lines in football.
The problem here would be the positional worth and Dickerson’s injury history. Is a center or guard coming off a significant injury worth the 29th general choice? The Packers might need to make that choice later on this month.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.