Cornerback prospect Gareon Conley is perfect first-round fit for Packers

PFF explains why the former Ohio State CB could be the answer to Green Bay's secondary issues.

| 2 months ago
Gareon Conley

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Cornerback prospect Gareon Conley is perfect first-round fit for Packers


  • The cornerback position on the Green Bay Packers’ roster was messy in 2016, with no CB earning a PFF overall grade higher than 59.0.
  • Even with Davon House back in town on a one-year deal, the Packers’ secondary is still in need of an upgrade, especially with the losses of Micah Hyde and Sam Shields this offseason.
  • Against just 42 targets in a full 2016 season, Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley intercepted four passes and added seven more pass breakups, despite being overshadowed by teammate Marshon Lattimore.
  • In coverage, he allowed an NFL passer rating of just 14.0 last year, the best in the country, and can rotate inside to the slot in a pinch.
  • Conley fits Green Bay’s draft mold of long, athletic cornerbacks with ball skills, and he stands out as a perfect fit for the Packers in this deep draft.

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  • Tim Edell

    Conley will be long gone when the Packers are on the clock!