Round 4 (137): OT Kyle Murphy, Stanford
With the Packers’ final selection in the fourth round, they can add much-needed depth at offensive tackle. Injuries put left tackle David Bakhtiari and right tackle Bryan Bulaga out of action at times last term, and no backup not named JC Tretter was capable of stepping in and holding their own.
Don Barclay looked out of his depth and might be best suited to a switch to guard. Even Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton was asked to play left tackle in the Week 17 clash with the Minnesota Vikings. With the NFC North title hanging on the result, Sitton found life difficult out of position.
Bakhtiari is a free agent at the end of the season and Bulaga has struggled to stay healthy. Kyle Murphy could help add depth to a crucial position.
Murphy needs to add strength and iron out some creases in his game, but he has the potential to become an NFL starter down the line. As a rookie, he wouldn’t be asked to start and would offer backup along with Tretter.
He has good quickness and power to his game and would offer good value for the Packers in the fourth round.
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