Round 4: OT Cole Toner, Harvard
There aren’t many general managers better than Ted Thompson at finding diamonds along the offensive line on day three. Look no further than starting left tackle David Bakhtiari and center Corey Linsley — both were forced to play right away due to injuries but gave the line an upgrade.
With two compensatory picks in the fourth-round, the Packers are able to add some much-needed depth to the line. First up is tackle Cole Toner out of Harvard.
Like JC Tretter, Toner offers versatility as he can play both tackle positions and is willing to move inside if a team wishes. This is what makes Tretter so valuable to the Packers. Last season, he filled in admirably for both center Linsley and left tackle Bakhtiari when the pair went down with injuries.
As a rookie, Toner would only be relied upon for depth behind a solid starting line. With a number of key linemen set to hit free agency next offseason, he could find a role as a starter in the future. His immediate impact would be ensuring Aaron Rodgers avoids taking as many hits as he received in 2015 when the starting tackles got hurt.
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