Packers: Predicting Week 1 starters along offensive line

Green Bay Packers, Billy Turner (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Billy Turner (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

Who will start at each position along the Packers’ offensive line in Week 1?

The Green Bay Packers kick off their 2020 season against the rival-Minnesota Vikings in just over two weeks. Right now, it’s not certain who will be starting along the offensive line.

Head coach Matt LaFleur has spoken about finding the starting five, with competition for spots along the right side of the line.

From left to center is set. But who will start along the right side?

Who will start for Packers along offensive line?

LT: David Bakhtiari

LG: Elgton Jenkins

C: Corey Linsley

RG: Lane Taylor

RT: Billy Turner

Barring injury, the first three positions in the list above are set. All-Pro David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, and Corey Linsley are as good an offensive line trio as you’ll find anywhere in the league. Where things get interesting is at the two spots on the right side of the line.

With Lane Taylor putting in a strong performance so far at training camp, I see him winning the starting job at right guard. Taylor was a starter at left guard for three years, and only injury prevented him from continuing his role as a starter last season. So it’s no surprise to hear about his good start to training camp.

As things stand, it’s hard to see Taylor not making the starting lineup in the season opener. That leaves some uncertainty at right tackle.

If Taylor starts at guard, that means Billy Turner will be available to shift to right tackle. And with Rick Wagner currently out with an injury, Turner is my choice to start.

Wagner is an experienced player. If he’s healthy before the start of the season, he could well win the job. But the more reps he misses, the harder it will be for him. Turner knows the offense and has the versatility to move to tackle.

Who do you think will start along the offensive line in Week 1?