The Green Bay Packers have multiple pre-draft visits planned this week with offensive linemen. In addition to meeting with Ole Miss’ Greg Little Monday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the team has a visit scheduled with Washington’s Kaleb McGary on Tuesday.
A 6-foot-7, 317-pound offensive tackle, McGary has started 42 games during his Washington career, all at right tackle. He earned All-Pac-12 honors each of the past two seasons as well as the 2018 Morris Trophy, an award for the conference’s best offensive lineman. A strong showing at the NFL Scouting Combine -- 5.05 second 40-yard dash, 33.5-inch vertical leap, 111-inch broad jump, and 4.58 second short shuttle -- further inflated McGary’s draft stock.
McGary’s athleticism and experience could make him a viable candidate to eventually succeed Bryan Bulaga, the Packers’ longtime starting right tackle scheduled to hit free agency next offseason. Getting a player like McGary in Green Bay in 2019 would ease the transition process as well as provide depth along the offensive line during the upcoming season.
The Packers currently hold four picks in the opening three rounds of the draft, including three selections within the top 45. Though McGary’s exact range remains somewhat unclear, the team should have multiple chances to take the offensive lineman should they so choose.