Packers select tackle Cole Madison in fifth round of 2018 NFL Draft

Green Bay Packers, 2018 NFL Draft (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, 2018 NFL Draft (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers selected tackle Cole Madison in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

New general manager Brian Gutekunst has quickly added two players to the Green Bay Packers offense.

The latest is offensive lineman Cole Madison, who Green Bay selected with the first pick of the fifth round. Madison adds depth to the offensive line, which was a priority entering the draft.

This pick comes just five selections after Green Bay selected wide receiver J’Mon Moore out of Missouri.

Lance Zierlein of believes a move to guard could be in his future. Here’s what he wrote in Madison’s draft profile:

"“Madison’s athletic ability, foot quickness and ability to sustain blocks on the move make him a desirable target for teams who want offensive linemen who can excel in space. However, his lack of anchor in pass protection will likely be targeted by pass rushers looking to for holes to exploit.”"

If he does play guard for the Packers, he’ll compete with Justin McCray and Lucas Patrick for the right guard spot that belonged to Jahri Evans last season.

Here’s Green Bay’s draft class so far:

Packers 2018 draft class

Round 1 (18): Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville

Round 2 (45): Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa

Round 3 (88): Oren Burks, LB, Vanderbilt

Round 4 (133): J’Mon Moore, WR, Missouri

Round 5 (138): Cole Madison, T, Washington State

The Packers spent their top two picks on cornerbacks, potentially fixing the team’s biggest weakness with Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson.

Gutekunst then traded back into the third round to pick linebacker Oren Burks, before adding wide receiver J’Mon Moore with the 133rd overall pick.

The Packers still have six picks remaining on the final day of the draft, including two more in the fifth round. Gutekunst could look to make a trade later in the day. He still has plenty of selections to work with.

What are your thoughts on the draft so far? Has Gutekunst addressed the team’s top needs well enough so far?