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Cheese Curds, 4/14: Strong OL group in 2021 NFL Draft should give Packers options

Green Bay should be able to find a quality lineman or two at any point in the first few rounds of this year’s draft.

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Cornerback or offensive tackle?

After some of the initial push for the Green Bay Packers taking a wide receiver in the first round has died down, most of the mock draft picks for Brian Gutekunst at 29 have centered around those two other positions. We discussed some cornerbacks in yesterday’s edition of Cheese Curds, so now it’s a good time to give the other position some love.

But first, we have this ridiculous moment from Aaron Rodgers’ seventh episode of Jeopardy!, which aired on Tuesday:

The sheer snark after the second question is A: totally understandable and B: hilarious. You’ve made Aaron Rodgers angry. You won’t like him when he’s angry.

Anyway, with that, let’s move on to actual football discussion, which today focuses pretty heavily on the offensive line group in the 2021 NFL Draft. And although tackle is where the Packers would seem to have a need, there remain questions about the center position — and one of today’s features is about an interior lineman who is trying to make himself a rare day-two pick from a Division III school.

Packers GM: 2021 draft class strong at offensive line, cornerback | Packers Wire
It's a good thing that the strengths of the draft are where the Packers need some of the most help.

NFL Draft prospect Quinn Meinerz from D-III level looking to overcome the 'impossible' – The Athletic (subscription)
Meinerz, the UW-Whitewater product, could go as early as the second round in two weeks. That would make him a second player from the WIAC to be drafted on the equivalent of the current day-two, joining Tom Newberry from UW-La Crosse in 1986.

Draft Digest: Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech | Packers.com
Meanwhile, the Packers would probably be wise to pounce on Darrisaw if he is available at 29. The three-year starting left tackle did not allow a single sack last season.

Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers players say they won't report to voluntary offseason workouts | ESPN
There will be no OTAs for these teams if the NFL decides to go back to an in-person offseason program. Will the Packers' players follow suit? Will the league decide to stick to a virtual offseason for a second straight year?

Shoppers in Australia find venomous snake in Aldi fresh produce bag | The Guardian
This is probably worse than the shrimp tails in the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, right?