2016 NFL Mock Draft: 1st Edition

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Apr 18, 2015; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers linebacker Cassanova McKinzy (8) lines up during the spring game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

31. Green Bay Packers- Cassanova McKinzy, LB, Auburn

The Green Bay Packers inside linebacker position has been an issue for the past couple of seasons– so much so they were forced to move Clay Matthews inside. This is a team that doesn’t like to use free agency to upgrade their roster so the only other option is the draft. The 2016 draft features several intriguing inside linebacker prospects.

Auburn’s Cassanova McKinzy is flying under the radar but is a productive and athletic linebacker. He’s a big-hitter who loves to set the tone for the defense. His best attribute is his ability to stop the run, but he shows the athleticism and balance needed to improve in pass coverage.

Addressing the defensive line is another option for Green Bay where they could target players such as Notre Dames Sheldon Day and Baylor’s Andrew Billings