Green Bay Packers Draft: Pre-Free Agency Rankings for Positions of Need
By Dan Dahlke
Need #5 – Offensive Tackle
- Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss (6-5, 305)
- Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame (6-6, 315)
- Taylor Decker, Ohio State (6-7, 315)
- Jack Conklin, Michigan State (6-6, 318)
- Jason Spriggs, Indiana (6-6, 301)
- Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M (6-6, 325)
- Shon Coleman, Auburn (6-6, 313)
- Joe Haeg, North Dakota State (6-6, 307)
- Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech (6-6, 312)
- Jerald Hawkins, LSU (6-6, 305)
Riser: Jack Conklin, Germain Ifedi, Joe Haeg
Faller: Jerald Hawkins, Tyler Marz
In my previous positions rankings, I noted that I felt Conklin was a bit overrated, but based on his workouts and word from scouts at the combine in Indy, I may have been too quick to rush to judgment.
Many seem higher on the former MSU tackle than I initially was. According to Tony Pauline, the Packers have also showed a lot of interest in both Conklin and Spriggs as possible first round picks. Conklin still seems better suited at guard in the NFL, in my opinion, but these recent reports will definitely make me go back to the film and re-evaluate the former Spartan left tackle.
Spriggs is also on a tear this spring, putting together outstanding combine workout numbers to pair with his already impressive Senior Bowl week in late January. He’s now cemented his spot as a top-five tackle in this draft.
Haeg and Ifedi also had good weeks, while Hawkins and Marz were disappointing and have slid down my draft board.
Previously, I had marked the former Wisconsin tackle as a possible early day three target for the Packers, but after seeing his workout numbers and re-evaluating his tape, it’s reasonable to think he may fall to the seventh round or go undrafted.
Next: Need #6 - RB