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.