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Green Bay Packers Announce They Are Bringing In 6’2″ Safety

The Green Bay Packers aren’t done addressing the Safety position.  The signing of Xavier McKinney was a huge step in the right direction, however, it won’t stop there.

The Packers moved on from both Jonathan Owens and Darnell Savage this off-season.  They will surely add multiple Safeties this off-season in order to further transform the position.

Today it was announced that the Packers will bring in a Safety on an official visit.

The Green Bay Packers Bring In Kitan Oladapo On An Official Visit

According to Justin M of The NFL Draft Network:

The Green Bay Packers will host Oregon State S Kitan Oladapo on a pre-draft 30 visit, per a league source.

248 career tackles for Oladapo, 15.5 for a loss, 27 PBUs, 6.5 sacks, 3 interceptions.

3-down defender that can blitz, cover, tackle.

Kitan Oladapo Has A Ton Of Potential

Kitan Oladapo’s NFL Draft Profile is impressive to say the least:

Kitan Oladapo was a multi-year starter for the Oregon State secondary. The All-Pac-12 defender boasts great size and strength. He excels in the run game and has enough movement skill to be sufficient in the pass game.

Oladapo is a long-armed defender who has the ideal size to play safety. He’s a physical defender who seeks out contact. He plays with a high motor that takes him all over the field. He plays with good instincts to identify plays and quickly react to what he sees.

In the run game, he quickly comes downhill, closing ground before striking ball-carriers. Oladapo isn’t afraid to front up and drive his legs through contact, often delivering big hits. Though he isn’t afraid to get in the mix, there is tightness that shows up in space, where he can overrun tackles or have trouble redirecting with shiftier ball-carriers.

When playing in the box, Oladapo serves as a great addition in the run game, blitzing from inside and on the edge. His physical strength also comes to light when taking on blocks. He does a good job of discarding receivers and taking on linemen.

As a coverage defender, Oladapo has just enough twitch and speed to cover receivers. He has the foot quickness and change of direction to cover the first move of a route, but he struggles defending double-moves or shifty receivers.

When covering tight ends or bigger slots, Oladapo does a good job of driving on the ball and playing through the hands of receivers. There are too many times in which he decides to face-guard receivers and play their hands, which often leads him to be handsy and panic at times. When he gets his head around to locate the ball, he is able to either deflect the pass or pluck it out of the air with his strong hands and above-average ball skills.

It will be interesting to see who the Packers bring in opposite Xavier McKinney.  Jeff Hafley will rely heavily on the secondary in the his type of defense.

 

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