BREAKING – Packers Draft Kofi Amichia, T. South Florida 212th Overall

Analysis (Andrew Mertig): Amichia is a big (6’3″ 304lbs), athletic player who played Left Tackle for the University of South Florida. He will likely kick in to Guard as a professional, but the Packers prefer players who have experience at Tackle and can be position flexible. The Packers hosted Amichia on a pre-draft visit and really liked the promise he showed.

He ran a 4.99 40 yard dash and had a 33.5 inch vertical at his Pro Day, which demonstrates some of his exceptional athleticism. He did 30 reps on the bench press, and clearly has the strength to handle the interior of the offensive line. A knee injury is thought to be responsible for film that doesn’t match up with the outstanding measurables Amichia has. He should be a good match for the zone blocking scheme, but he will likely need to learn behind Jahri Evans for a year or two.

Team Fit (Mike Wendlandt): The Packers needed some depth linemen, and Amichia fits the bill. Durable, and an athletic freak, Amichia is likely an end of the depth chart guy like Kyle Murphy was last year. But with his athleticism (4.9 40 at his Pro day and 32 bench reps), he could see the field early on special teams, where they can use his ability in space.

Player Comparison (Mike Wendlandt): A very, very good athlete but extremely raw with his technique, I see some of Allen Barbre in him. Both guys tested extremely well at their respective Pro Days, but both need(ed) a lot of work on technique.

Rank (Ross Uglem): Not ranked.  I didn’t have a lot of offensive linemen ranked.  Kofi was outside of those rankings.

PFF Draft Guide (Ross Uglem): Amichia was an incredible athlete.  He also ranked fifth in the entire FBS in pass blocking efficiency.  403 snaps, allowed pressure/hit/sack just nine times.

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