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Friday Cheese Curds: Depth gives Packers some flexibility in drafting an offensive lineman

Multiple offensive linemen already on the roster started games in 2020 in at least two different positions. That gives the Packers options come draft day.

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As the countdown to the NFL Draft drags on (and it is dragging), the Green Bay Packers have a luxury few teams have that will serve them well come draft day.

That is a versatile and flexible offensive line.

While some mock drafts have had the Packers taking an offensive tackle in the first round, they do have enough flexibility on their current line to warrant taking a tackle in later rounds.

When you have a player like Elgton Jenkins who played guard, tackle, and center at point during the regular season you definitely have some options.

Same goes for Billy Turner who played multiple games at both tackle positions after being a guard for the full 2019 season. David Bakhtiari’s ACL injury forced the Packers to adapt and they did it very well.

Even new starting center Lucas Patrick played at both guard positions last season.

All signs point to Bakhtiari being ready for the start of the 2021 season but as last year showed, you can never have too many good offensive lineman.

That being said, should a player high on Green Bay’s draft board fall to them at 29 don’t be surprised if the Packers pass on drafting an offensive lineman at least in the first round.

Flexible offensive line gives Packers options—Packers.com

An offensive lineman makes all sorts of sense at 29, but the Packers have the depth to wait on taking one should a more coveted player fall their way on Thursday night.

Packers draft preview: Edge rusher is underrated need—Packers Wire

Meanwhile, in other draft needs, the Packers actually do need some help in the pass rush department. Preston Smith was brought back on a “prove it” contract restructure but the team needs more consistent pressure out of someone not named Za’Darius Smith.

Defensive-line help for Packers will be hard to come by in this draft—PackersNews.com

Everyone knows Kenny Clark needs a buddy along the defensive line but unfortunately after failing to land JJ Watt, this draft won’t provide many answers for the Packers.

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