The Green Bay Packers made sure to fix their offensive line before they arrived at the NFL Draft last month, picking up a key free agent in former Saints guard Jahri Evans as a replacement for losing T.J Land to Detroit.
This allowed them to focus on depth at the position in later rounds as opposed to desperate move early on. Add in some undrafted free agents and the the team feels they’re in a good place.
“We feel really good about our group,” director of football operations Eliot Wolf said after the draft, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “He played really well last year in a pass-happy offense, as we are sometimes, in New Orleans.”
Ryan Wood, USA TODAY Network: ‘Wolf said he still believes offensive line is a strength on the Packers’ roster, as it was last season. That seemed unlikely after free agency. In the past 12 months, the Packers lost a pair of Pro Bowl guards in Lang and Josh Sitton.
But Evans completes a starting offensive line in which none of the five positions are subpar. Left tackle David Bakhtiari was selected as a second-team All-Pro last season, becoming one of the NFL’s best blindside blockers. Lane Taylor replaced Sitton capably at left guard. Center Corey Linsley enters the final year of his rookie contract having started 45 games counting playoffs in his first three seasons. And right tackle Bryan Bulaga had the best season of his six-year career, starting all 16 games for the first time.’