Analysis: Another high-upside pick for the Packers in round number 5 as they select Kingsley Keke from Texas A&M 150th overall. The senior flashes unreal athleticism and flexibility for a player his size. Plays with fantastic effort and closing burst.
Is a fantastic pass-rusher on third downs, utilizing spins, rips and ice picks to bend and dip his way to the quarterback. Is excellent on stunts and twists, but needs to learn to be more aggressive to succeed at the next level. He can be maddingly inconsistent at times, and will need to show more urgency when attacking ball-carriers in Green Bay.
Coaching will be key for Keke to make good on his promise. Adding technique and refining his game, to go along with his athletic gifts could turn Kingsley into a third down terror.
Team fit: Will fit in as a situational rusher with potential to become a starter in year 2 or 3. Could become an ideal nickel package interior pass rusher. Has the versatility coveted by Mike Pettine and could lineup all across the defensive line. Projects as an initial backup at three positions and is exactly what teams are looking for off the bench. Should contribute 15-20 snaps a game as a rookie in 2019.
NFL Player Comp – Mario Edwards
Nick is a lifelong Packers fan. 4th and 26 was on his 13th birthday, unlucky. Follow him @CANDRAFTGEEK647 on Twitter for all your Packers draft needs and questions.