2.) Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State:
Like most collegiate d-linemen, Worthy coasted at times, but that won’t fly in the the NFL. Anyone who saw him play knows Worthy’s explosiveness and ability to penetrate are rare for 305 pounds. The Packers DL Coach (Trgovac) is going to have to stay on him to develop him into the player the Packers want him to be.
3.) Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt:
Hayward adds much needed depth in the secondary for the Packers. He probably doesn’t have the upside of Perry and Worthy, but he’s a much safer choice because you know what you’re getting with him. Hayward is excellent playing in zones, is smart, and has great instincts (15 INTs). He should at least be an effective nickel corner.
4.) Mike Daniels, DT, Iowa:
He’s a high-energy player (which you can’t teach), but his short stature is what pushed him down draft boards. He is an explosive, technical and tough player that should at least find a role as a pass rusher, something Green Bay certainly needed last year. It’s just my hunch, but I bet he develops into a good player. Most the guys that are hard workers, and always give 100%, but have been told they’re too small their entire career don’t stop working until the reach their goals.
5.) Jerron McMillian, S, Maine:
He ran a 4.36 at his Pro Day. He’s a hard hitter and tough competitor. He should at least be able to compete for the #3 safety spot and be a solid contributor on special teams.
6.) Terrell Manning, ILB, North Carolina State:
Considering he played outside at NC State, he’ll have to adjust playing inside in the 3-4 defense. He’s short for an inside linebacker, isn’t overly physical, and doesn’t take on blocks very well. But he had as many turnover-producing plays as any linebacker in the draft. Over time, he might have the tools to start if he doesn’t have more knee problems.
7.) Andrew Datko, T, Florida State:
He was a starter at LT for Florida State for 4 years, but he doesn’t have the athleticism to play LT in the NFl, and his shoulder problems scared off most teams.
8.) B.J. Coleman, QB, Tennessee-Chattanooga:
He has a good arm, above average accuracy and his decision-making is pretty good. He had an adequate career after leaving Tennessee when Lane Kiffin handed the starting job to Jonathan Crompton.
Scouts question if Coleman has the right stuff to be a leader. He’s smart and meticulous in his preparation, but his single-mindedness is said to be over the top. Teammates don’t gravitate to him. If he starts calling out receivers in Green Bay as has in his past, I think it’s safe to say that he won’t be around long.