BREAKING – Packers draft Malachi Dupre, WR. LSU 247th Overall

Analysis (Andrew Mertig): Dupri has good size (6’2″ 196lbs) and good measurables (4.52 40 yard dash and 39.5 inch vertical). He can play all the receiver positions, which is required in Green Bay. He plays deep balls well, and can make adjustments to poorly thrown balls. Dupri may have slid in the draft due to poor QB play at LSU, which severely limited his opportunities.

He needs to become a better route runner, and be a more willing blocker.

Team Fit (Mike Wendlandt): Dupre is a multi-faceted receiver who can play multiple spots on the perimeter and do it well. His ability after the catch and strong route running make him an enticing option as a fourth or fifth option sooner rather than later now that he has a competent quarterback throwing to him. I see him potentially leapfrogging Geronimo Allison fairly quickly.

Player Comparison (Mike Wendlandt): I like who PFF uses to compare him, and that is Sammie Coates. Both were raw coming into the NFL and suffered from lackluster QB play. But the size and explosiveness are both there.

Rank (Ross Uglem): 190. I like Dupre quite a bit, obviously more than I even like Yancey.  I think he suffered from trash QB play.

PFF Draft Guide (Ross Uglem): Catch rate on targeted throws jumped to 63% in 2016 up from 55% in 2015 and 42T% in 2014.  Lends credence to the idea that Dupre will be better in the pros than he was at LSU.

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  • James C. Drumheller III

    He could be our sleeper of the draft. I can’t wait to see him in preseason games.

  • James C. Drumheller III

    We drafted another receiver in the seventh round from Alcorn State named Donald Driver. I