Green Bay Packers: 5 draft replacements for Morgan Burnett

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 10: Morgan Burnett
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4. DeShon Elliot

Elliot forwent his senior season to enter this year’s draft. It’s easy to see why looking at the 6-2 205-pound safety’s numbers; 8.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, six interceptions (two of which returned for touchdowns) helped Elliot become a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award. Elliot is a bonafide playmaker.

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock rated him as a top-10 safety in this year’s class. His current draft projection lies anywhere from the third to the fifth round so he might be had for good value. He needs work with man coverage but the former Longhorn’s signal caller would be a great fit in Green Bay. The Packers need a guy who flies around the ball and has what it takes to be a vocal leader on the defense.