Packers draft Louisiana DE Ringo in 6th round
NFL people are almost always averse to making comparisons when describing a draft pick. So when Packers coach Mike McCarthy mentioned Mike Daniels in the same breath as sixth-round (No. 210 overall) draft pick Christian Ringo, you take notice.
At 6-1, 277, Ringo lacks the measurables usually associated with a prototypical defensive lineman. Then, so does Daniels.
When asked if he had heard about such comparisons, Ringo said, "I was told (that). I've never seen him in action. But I will be Googling him."
At Louisiana-Lafayette, Ringo played in both a 3-4 and a 4-3 defense. In either defense, what he did best was sack quarterbacks, usually from inside pressure. He finished his four-year college career as the Ragin' Cajuns' all-time sacks leader with 21, including 11.5 last season.
"What I love about playing D-line is I can control the force," he said. "I'm the force. I'm the one that's bringing the force."
Christian Ringo at a glance
Position: Defensive end.
Height, weight: 6-1, 277.
Overview: The Jackson, Miss., native had 20 tackles for loss and a Sun Belt Conference-high 11.5 sacks last season, breaking the school record set in 1993. Ringo also tied the school's career sacks record of 21 set from 1992-95. According Pro Football Focus, Ringo led all FBS defensive interior linemen last season "with a ridiculous 15.8 PRP (Pass Rushing Productivity)." He also was rated ninth-best against the run for all defensive tackles. Compared to those defensive tackles who did attend this year's NFL combine, Ringo's 4.90-second 40-yard dash would have ranked third and his broad jump would have ranked fourth.
-- Overview information from Tim Buckley, Lafayette (La.) Advertiser.