Packers: Three biggest questions following the 2019 NFL Draft
3. Do the Packers have enough depth at tackle?
Had there not been a run of tackles early in the second round, would Green Bay have still selected Elgton Jenkins at No. 44? Make no mistake, that’s not a knock on Jenkins — he was one of the best interior linemen in the class, and the Packers absolutely needed help there. But while Jenkins does have some experience playing tackle, he’ll likely line up at guard in Green Bay.
Currently, the Packers have one of the best starting duos in football with David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga. But Bulaga’s long injury history is a concern — if he misses time this season, who is the next man up? Maybe it’s free-agency signing Billy Turner, but will Turner best fit at one of the starting guard positions?
If not Turner, Jason Spriggs might be the number one backup at tackle, and that’s a concern.
We’ll never know whether the Packers had serious interest in drafting one of the top tackles in the class or whether Jenkins was their target all along. The reason Green Bay couldn’t trade up to get a player like Dalton Risner or Jawaan Taylor was because Gutekunst had already given away two fourth-rounders to move up for Darnell Savage Jr. on Day 1.
Green Bay has added talent to the offensive line, and Turner and Jenkins also have the versatility to play multiple positions, but do the Packers have enough depth at tackle ready to start multiple games if Bakhtiari or Bulaga miss time? It’s a question worth asking.