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Packers draft OL Cole Madison with 138th pick of 2018 NFL Draft

Green Bay is bolstering its offensive line with the first pick in round five.

NCAA Football: Washington State at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Just moments after the Green Bay Packers selected wide receiver J’Mon Moore with the 133rd pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, Brian Gutekunst and company were back on the clock with the 138th select, the first pick of round five.

With that pick, the Packers have selected offensive lineman Cole Madison from Washington State. Madison, an offensive tackle from Washington State, is widely projected as a guard in the NFL.

This pick is a bit unusual for the Packers, as Madison played primarily right tackle for the Cougars rather than the blind-side tackle spot that Green Bay has tended to prioritize. He also posted agility testing results that were a little slower than what the Packers have tended to draft in the past several years. Overall, he is a less-impressive athlete than the linemen that the Packers have selected recently.

However, Madison, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighed 308 pounds at the 2018 NFL Combine, could be in the mix to pitch in on the right side of a Packers offensive line that has questions at both right guard and right tackle. Pro Football Focus calculated him to have a pass-blocking efficiency of 97.8 a year ago.