Packers Select OG Kofi Amichia in Sixth Round

The Packers filled another hole in the sixth round, selecting University of South Florida offensive tackle Kofi Amichia.

Amichia played left tackle in college and was an all-conference performer in his final season, but the Packers likely think of him as a guard. He’d be a little bit undersized as a tackle, but not much.

What are Kofi Amichia’s strengths?

  • Great all around athleticism
  • Exceptionally strong

What are Kofi Amichia’s weaknesses?

  • Smallish for a tackle and will probably have to play guard
  • While a decent performer at tackle, didn’t overwhelm and certainly belonged at a small school

How does Kofi Amichia fit in Green Bay?

While his talent level may leave some questions, Amichia is more or less a prototypical example of what the Packers look for in a future guard. Green Bay isn’t interested in drafting players who played guard extensively in college.

As a rule, they prefer to pick up athletic college tackles and transform them into interior linemen. It’s worked with Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang, and J.C. Tretter, and the Packers will be hoping it works again with Amichia.