Mock draft has Packers addressing offensive line in 2020

2019 NFL Draft (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Could the Green Bay Packers address the offensive line first in the 2020 NFL Draft?

Ensuring the Green Bay Packers have good depth along the offensive line will be a top priority in the next few years, and it would make sense to use an early draft pick or two on offensive linemen.

Cody Williams of NFL Spin Zone put together a mock draft for 2020, and has the Packers addressing the offensive line with interior lineman Darryl Williams out of Mississippi State. They have the 24th overall pick in this mock.

Entering the 2019 season, the Packers’ two starting guards will be Billy Turner on the right side, and either Lane Taylor or Elgton Jenkins on the left. But following the season, there could be some position changes along the offensive line.

Right tackle Bryan Bulaga becomes a free agent in the spring. If the Packers don’t bring him back, Turner could be the top candidate to replace him at tackle. There would then be an opening at right guard. Perhaps the Packers would move Jenkins to right guard with Taylor playing left guard, but there’s also a good chance they’d turn to the draft to look for offensive line help.

And after using so many resources on the defense in the first round in recent years, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see GM Brian Gutekunst put the focus on offense next offseason.

The Packers have a strong offensive line entering 2019, but losing Bulaga next year would have an impact. If Turner moved over to right tackle, the Packers could enter the draft with guard being the most important need to address. A lot will depend on Bulaga’s future at the end of the season.

Williams could be a good addition to Green Bay’s offense. And if he started with Jenkins at guard, the team could have found their long-term starters at two interior positions on the offensive line.