The Green Bay Packers like to employ two safties a large amount in their defenses. Thankfully for the Packers, they have two high-quality safeties in Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage. While Green Bay does have two quality safeties, they don’t have a decent backup safety. Being that they don’t have a decent backup safety, it wouldn’t hurt to throw a dart at safety in the late rounds.
The main positives that Blankenship has going for him is his ability going forward and his ability as a nickel safety. When Blankenship is moving forward, he can smack some running backs in the flat when he gets a clean shot. It helps Blankenship’s case that he has a high IQ and can read offenses at a decent level.
The Packers shouldn’t, and likely wouldn’t ask Blankenship to step into the Packers lineup right away, but if he can be a versatile safety who helps out in the run game, then the Pack got a valuable pick.
Other Players Considered: Markquese Ball, Marcelino Ball, CJ Verdell
In terms of name, Big Kat Bryant may be the best name in the draft class. The only other person who may have a better name than Bryant is Smoke Monday. In terms of an NFL Draft prospect, there are some concerns being that he is a late-round pick, but there are at least some positives.
Bryant is just, okay and most everything. He has decent bend and if he can get to the outside of an offensive tackle, he can do some damage. He has an okay get-off, but he won’t be blowing by offensive tackles any time soon. Bryant noticeably struggles in run defense and will need some work done on that.
Bryant will likely only be on the field as a designated pass rusher as he has really struggled in run defense. This pick is only a flyer pick as Byrant was a good high school prospect and played at Auburn before he transferred to UCF.
Other Players Considered: Luke Tenuta, Peyton Hendershot, Lucas Krull