Green Bay Packers: Ten first-round options in 2016 NFL Draft
OT Jason Spriggs, Indiana
Ted Thompson likes to get big guys early, which is why it came as a surprise to see him use his past two first-round picks on defensive backs. With a need at offensive tackle, the Packers could pickup a talent like Jason Spriggs out of Indiana.
Spriggs — a former tight end — is an exceptional athlete and would provide the Packers steady play in both run and pass blocking initially. He has great size at 6-foot-6, 305 pounds and has made a smooth transition from tight end despite going through the process of bulking up.
Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com had high praise of Spriggs:
"“At 6-foot-6, 305 pounds, Spriggs has the size and well-distributed musculature NFL scouts are looking for, as well as impressive initial quickness, lateral agility and balance. The length and athleticism combination makes Spriggs well-suited to pass protecting in Indiana’s up-tempo spread offense and in run blocking at the second level.”"
The 2015 season taught us how badly the Packers need depth along the offensive line. Some scouts believe Spriggs will be better suited at guard. With T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton hitting free agency next year, Green Bay could envision him as a starter inside.
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