The Green Bay Packers are in the hunt for defensive talent, they appear to like what they see in one LSU defender.
When the Packers enter the war room for draft weekend in just about a couple weeks, they will have their draft board set up and ready to go. One player that seems to be making his way on that board is defensive lineman Davon Godchaux out of LSU.
The former LSU D-Lineman is gaining interest from around the league as he projects to be a fourth-round selection. The Packers seem to be one of those teams that are showing an interest with the LSU defender.
Per Packers Wire via USA Today, the Packers have not set up an official visit with the LSU defensive lineman, but they seem to have interest in Godchaux as a late pick in the draft.
At 6-foot-3, 310 yards, he seems to be an undersized three technique lineman, but shows the heart to make it in this league if given the chance with the right system. At the combine, Godchaux wasn’t eye dropping with his 40-yard dash (5.27) or bench press (198 reps), however, he was able to improve that bench press number at his pro day, along with dropping a little weight as well.
LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux has workouts for Vikings, Eagles, Patriots; Packers among those displaying interest
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 10, 2017
The final numbers for Davon Godchaux from LSU Pro Day. pic.twitter.com/DD6AxAFbPw
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) April 5, 2017
Godchaux had 18 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks during his time starting for the LSU Tigers. He logged most of his time on the field at defensive tackle and nose tackle for the Tigers.
I don’t see Godchaux being a player that makes a defense, but he could be a nice pick late in the draft as a player that can give the team depth in the middle of their 3-4 defensive scheme. The draft isn’t all about who you get as the superstars in the first round, it’s also about those late round gems that might just be a role player that helps the team get better the following year and in the future.
Godchaux has a good chance to be one of those gems late in the fourth-round!