Ohio State Buckeyes offensive linesmanTaylor Decker
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Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
While defense seems to be the popular side of the ball for the Packers to address in mock drafts around the internet, you could make just as strong of a case for Green Bay’s offense.
The Packers have been less than spectacular offensively this season, and part of the issue has been injuries on the offensive line. Green Bay has one of the better starting-five in the NFL, but each player on the line has taken their turn this season dealing with injuries. Outside of JC Tretter, the Packers linemen coming off the bench haven’t been dependable.
With Barclay set to become a free agent this offseason and three of the Packers starters on the line (David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang) having contracts that expire after the 2016 season, it’s easy to see a scenario where the Packers target an offensive lineman or two early in the draft this spring.
Decker is one of the top offensive tackle prospects in this year’s draft class, and with his versatility to play on either the right or left side, he would be a welcomed asset to the Packers offense.
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