Once the Green Bay Packers began making picks on day three of the 2020 NFL Draft, their sequence of picks began coming in short order. After picking Minnesota linebacker Kamal Martin at 175, the Packers were back on the clock fewer than 20 picks later at 192.
The pick that game to the Packers from the then-Oakland Raiders last year in exchange for Trevor Davis is in. With that pick, the Packers selected one of the more athletic offensive linemen in the 2020 NFL Draft: Jon Runyan, Jr. from Michigan.
Runyan played left tackle for the Wolverines, but is seen by many as a potential interior lineman in the NFL. However, he has elite movement skills for a player his size and is one of only five players to have hit every one of the Packers’ athletic testing benchmarks for offensive lineman at the 2020 NFL Combine. At 6-foot-4-1/4 and 306 pounds, Runyan put up 24 reps on the bench press and ran the 40-yard dash in 5.08 seconds. His agility testing numbers are also very good, with a 7.57-second time in the 3-cone drill and a 4.69-second shuttle run.
Runyan’s father, Jon Sr., also played at Michigan and was a 12-year NFL starter at right tackle for the Houston Oilers, Tennessee TItans, and Philadelphia Eagles. Runyan did not miss a single game from the 1997 to the 2008 seasons, and made the Pro Bowl in 2002.
The Packers will be on the clock again with the 208th and 209th selections later in round six.