Offensive line (9, 28/53)
- David Bakhtiari (LT)
- Elgton Jenkins (LG)
- Corey Linsley (C)
- Billy Turner (RG)
- Ricky Wagner (RT)
- Lane Taylor
- Lucas Patrick
- Jon Runyan Jr.
- Jake Hanson
Above, you’ll see my picks for the starting five along the offensive line, and then the backups on the depth chart. The starting quintet comes as no surprise, especially from left to center which is as good a trio as you’ll find anywhere in the NFL.
Lane Taylor’s decision to take a pay cut seems to suggest the Packers won’t be moving on from him this offseason. He’s entering the final year on his contract and will compete for a starting job. It’s unlikely he’ll be winning back the left guard job from Elgton Jenkins any time soon after Jenkins’ dominant rookie season, but Taylor could provide competition for Billy Turner at right guard.
The right tackle spot now belongs to Ricky Wagner after Bryan Bulaga signed with the Los Angeles Chargers in free agency.
Lucas Patrick is one of the top backups at guard and I also have two rookies, Jon Runyan Jr. and Jake Hanson, making the roster. Jacob Schyvinck of NFL Mocks wrote a great article on why Runyan could win a starting job in the 2021 season. For now, he’ll be a backup.
David Bakhtiari is in the final year of his deal. The Packers need to work out a long-term extension this summer.