Packers: 3 biggest questions following the 2018 NFL Draft

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 01: Jaire Alexander
CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 01: Jaire Alexander /
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3. Who will start on the right side of the offensive line?

Protecting Aaron Rodgers should always be among the Packers’ top priorities, but there are still questions to be asked on the right side of the offensive line.

Right tackle Bryan Bulaga has dealt with knee injuries throughout his career, and he’s currently recovering from a torn ACL. Despite both Brian Gutekunst and Mike McCarthy saying he’s “ahead of schedule”, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, there’s still a chance he won’t be ready to play in Week 1. If Bulaga is out of action in September, who will take his spot? Jason Spriggs? Kyle Murphy?

There’s also some uncertainty at right guard. Jahri Evans hasn’t been re-signed, leaving an opening at the position. Justin McCray could be the ideal replacement after a solid 2017 season. Will rookie Cole Madison be asked to take on the job?

The fact the Packers didn’t select an offensive lineman early in the draft could indicate they are satisfied with the depth already on the roster. But it remains to be seen how the starting five will look in the season opener.

When healthy, Green Bay is set on the left side of the line. Two-time All-Pro David Bakhtiari is one of the league’s top left tackles. With Lane Taylor at guard and Corey Linsley at center, those three positions are set.