Picking the Pack: Georgia CB Kelee Ringo
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- With the 2023 NFL Draft just a few short months away, we take a look at the current roster of the Packers and what some of their biggest needs will be heading into the spring.
Last week, we took a look at Georgia offensive tackle Broderick Jones. Before that, we broke down Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer.
Next up, we head back to Athens to take a look at another two-time national champion. We're talking about cornerback Kelee Ringo.
Ringo is a talented prospect that many have projected as a first-round draft pick.
Let's break down Ringo as a prospect and how he fits with the Green Bay Packers.
Kelee Ringo -- CB/Georgia
Weight: 210 pounds
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
How he fits with the Packers:
The Packers' secondary struggled this season, and they did just lose their secondary coach, Jerry Gray, to the Atlanta Falcons.
Do you remember that Georgia player that had a pick-six against Bryce Young and Alabama to win the national championship game in 2022? Yep, that was Kelee Ringo!
They also just extended Jaire Alexander, and Eric Stokes is entering the third year of his rookie contract.
So, why consider a cornerback in the first round?
Here's the catch -- one analyst, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network, praised Ringo as a safety at the next level.
Speaking of safety, the Packers have both starters up for new contracts -- Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage.
If the Packers were to extend one of those players -- either Savage or Amos, Ringo would fit perfectly into that secondary, as he can excel at just about anywhere you put him.
Teams will fall in love with Ringo's versatility. But, if there is another trait of his that stands out, it is definitely his elite speed. Ringo's ability to quickly diagnose plays -- on top of his versatility and athleticism -- it really is the package deal for an NFL corner.
Ringo was also only a two-year starter at Georgia. He soared his draft stock to what many believe will be in the first round come the spring.
Could the Packers take another former Bulldog in the first round this spring? If so, Ringo would be intriguing and would be another former Bulldog addition to the Packers' secondary room.