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Packers Select Offensive Lineman Kofi Amichia in 2017 NFL Draft, Round Six

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Packers Select Offensive Lineman Kofi Amichia in 2017 NFL Draft, Round Six

With their sixth-round pick (212 overall) in the 2017 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Kofi Amichia, OL from South Florida.

 

MEASURABLES / PRO DAY:
 
6'3.5", 302 lbs, 4.99 40 yd dash,  32 Bench Reps, 32.5" vertical ,  9' 6" broad jump
 
 
 
CAREER NOTES: 
 
American Athletic Conference First-Team selection… started all 13 games at left tackle… has started 26 consecutive games…helped the Gulf Coast Offense set school records with 77 touchdowns, 47 rushing touchdowns (second in the FBS), 3,714 rushing yards and 6,650 yards of total offense, while ranking in the top 20 in the nation in sacks allowed (1.15)…helped the Bulls extend their nation-leading streak of 30-plus point games to 17… 
 
 
 
 
Commentary:
 
The Packers had him in for a visit. He was a tackle in college, but is listed as a guard/center prospect.
 
From JordanPlocher, Pro Football Focus:  Kofi Amichia excelled at pass protection in 2016 and only allowed two sacks, one QB hit, and six hurries on his 403 pass-blocking snaps. Amichia’s pass-blocking efficiency rating of 98.2 ranks fifth in the draft class. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan
 
Was brought in for a pre-draft visit by the Packers. Of course, he was a left tackle in college who is looked at as more of a guard/center prospect. Versatility is a key factor here. Will probably be going after Don Barclay's job.
 
Here is an entire article about Amichia - a good read. He says his quickness and athleticism are his best traits on the field.
 
 
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Turophile's picture

6'4", 304lb, 32 reps on the bench press and ran a sub 5.00 40 time at his pro day. Probably a guard for the Packers.

Those are pretty decent stats for an O lineman.

dobber's picture

2016 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OT Kofi Amichia, USF, Sr., Riverdale, Ga./McEachern,...Also named first team for the Bulls was senior offensive tackle Kofi Amichia (Riverdale, Ga.) who has started 25 straight games at left tackle for a USF program that has broken the school’s rushing record in back-to-back seasons - posting 3,501 yards and 44 touchdowns on the ground in 2016 - and consistently ranked among the least sacked teams in the nation. - South Florida Football

dobber's picture

Lists as a G/C on some sites and as a C at nfl.com (which has no grade or report on him at all). But is strong, has good quickness and footspeed for an OL. If he projects as a G/C, could be "Sayonara, Mr. Barclay".

erkaftan's picture

I wouldn't mind seeing Barclay leave

4thand1's picture

Barclay can play all positions, just plays them like shit.

Tundraboy's picture

That would be music to my ears!!! Big, strong, quick, and agile and no Barclay!!! My favorite pick today. Run game could be great this year with all the additions.

dobber's picture

Two 7th rounders to go. Hoping for one of Ejuan Price or Ifaedi Odenigbo.

dobber's picture

There goes Odenigbo...to the Vikes, of course.

Nick Perry's picture

The Vikings also got Hodges. Christ I can't believe Thompson picked both Jones and Yancy when he could have had Bucky Hodges.

Bearmeat's picture

Perspective, guys.

For every Terell Davis and Antonio Brown, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of guys who never see their 3rd year.

Let's not let the fact that your personal late round draft crush didn't get drafted by our GM put a fly in the ointment of the best offseason TT has had since 2009. This draft looks really really solid, AND he participated (somewhat) in FA.

chugwater's picture

Everyone repeat after me...

The draft grade given to the 2017 class is 'I' for Incomplete until after the 2019 season.

slit's picture

The Vikings did some work this year, without having a 1st rd pick - Cook, Eflein, & Jaleel is a really nice trio of guys. Their late round picks are good value as well. Thankfully they still have Bradford, and we have Rodgers.

Norm's picture

I don't know what you're talking about, I mean Bradford was the #1 overall pick in the draft and Rodgers was like #24. Therefore Bradford >> Rodgers right?

canadapacker's picture

There is staying true to the board but 3 running backs? I guess it is bulking up the special teams. Whether it is running backs or project linebackers or tightends - as long as they get the job done who cares. Be worried if I was Jackson or Michael though.

4thand1's picture

How good was Eddie, took 3 guys to replace him.

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