Green Bay Packers post-draft position review: Tackle

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Anthony Zettel
GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Anthony Zettel /

A closer look at the Green Bay Packers offensive line following the draft.

Injuries are inevitable in the NFL, and ensuring you have good offensive line depth is crucial. The Green Bay Packers didn’t have that in 2018 and needed to bring in more talent in the offseason.

Let’s take a look back at the offseason moves — have the Packers got better at tackle?

Currently on the roster

David Bakhtiari, Bryan Bulaga, Jason Spriggs, Gerhard de Beer, Yosh Nijman, Alex Light, Billy Turner

Offseason moves

Billy Turner was the big offseason signing to the offensive line. Turner might play one of the guard spots initially, but the Packers could also see him as the long-term replacement for Bryan Bulaga at right tackle.

Improved from 2018?


The Packers needed to add more depth at tackle, and while an argument can be made that they should’ve made another signing, Turner’s versatility makes him a great addition to the offensive line. If one of the starting tackles misses time due to injury, Turner can fill in.

Key player

David Bakhtiari.

The Packers are lucky to have an elite pass-protecting tackle in his prime. Bakhtiari turns 28 in September and should continue to build on his impressive career that already includes three All-Pro selections. Bakhtiari isn’t just key to the offensive line, but he’s also arguably the most important player on offense not named Aaron Rodgers.

Position outlook

Depth remains the biggest concern, but few teams have the excellent starting duo at tackle the Green Bay Packers do. Bakhtiari and Bulaga have been a dominant pairing for the Packers over the years, particularly in pass protection, and that should continue in 2019 as long as they can both stay healthy.

The Packers do have more depth at tackle after signing Turner, but they will be tested if there are a couple of injuries at the position.

Overall, the Packers offensive line has the potential to be very good, and that comes down to their tackles.