Round 1 (30): Chris Lindstrom, OL, Boston College
The Packers absolutely need to get stronger at the interior positions along the offensive line, and Chris Lindstrom could step right in and make a difference.
Brian Gutekunst recognized the need along the line by signing Billy Turner in free agency. Turner could start at one of the guard positions, but he can also play at tackle. His versatility will be important when injuries happen throughout the season.
With their second pick in the opening round, the Packers continue to work on the offensive line by bringing in one of the best linemen in the class.
Joe Marino of The Draft Network notes that while Lindstrom has experience at right tackle, his best role in the NFL will likely be at guard, which is a position of need for the Packers.
Marino wrote: “Lindstrom is a consistent performer across the board and there are very few concerns when it comes to projecting him to a starting role in the NFL.”
In the opening round, the Packers would potentially find their answer at the tight end position, while also possibly selecting a starting guard for many years. After a defensive-focused free agency period, they have an opportunity to address the offense on Day 1.
After bringing in Lindstrom and Turner, the Packers would two new potential starters at the two guard positions.