The Green Bay Packers mock drafts have been all over the place with the Aaron Rodgers-Jets saga continuing to carry on. Whether or not the Packers will draft 15th overall in the 2023 NFL draft still remains a question across the league. However, a recent DraftWire mock draft suggests the Packers will consider drafting Clemson defensive lineman Bryan Bresee with the 15th overall pick.
Will The Green Bay Packers Draft Bryan Bresee In Two Weeks?
Clemson defensive lineman Bryan Bresee is a former five-star recruit, who sat atop the 2020 class rankings until Bryce Young and DJ Uiagalelei overtook him. Regardless, Bresee recorded 51 total tackles and nine sacks in three seasons of action. Bresee also recorded a forced fumble and interception alongside four pass defenses. The five-star recruit did not have the dominant and incredibly successful collegiate career many had hoped for, but his talent will surely still translate over to the NFL.
Bresee only got to play in four games in 2021 as he partially tore his ACL and also missed time due to a kidney infection. Between the struggles Clemson has gone through and the injuries Bresee has suffered, he has been forgotten about as a prospect. Despite the past, the lineman will no doubt make his way into the starting lineup of an NFL team shortly.
At 6-foot-5-inches, nearly 300 pounds, Bresee is a burly lineman who moves with intent. Bresee is physical and while he lacks a deep arsenal of moves, he always finds a way to get past his man. Given his size and strength, Bresee can play against double teams while still finding success as an interior rusher. The lineman can also push the pace of the quarterback with the pressure he applies throughout the game.
While Bresee does many things well as a prospect, there are also several aspects of his game that still need development. Clearly, the college statistics do not jump off the page, but that is also due to only playing one full season. Bresee also has a larger build which makes it hard for him to flip his hips and rush from the outside. The major flaw that Bresee will need to work on is his range as a tackler which causes runners to get past the lineman.
Every prospect has their flaws and aspects of their game they need to work on. For Bresee, being able to get the work in with the right staff is what will be most important in his development. The lineman has the talent to be a top-level starter in the NFL with the correct refinement. It will also come down to how much Bresee plays as well, since he needs time and experience before being able to put everything together.
For the Green Bay Packers, drafting Bryan Bresee might seem like a reach, but he has one of the higher ceilings in the draft. Bresee needs playing time and coaching in order to reach his ceiling, and the Packers could provide just that for the prospect.
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