Packers: 3 Brian Gutekunst draft picks in danger of being cut in 2021

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Jake Hanson

The Packers don’t just have great depth at the interior offensive line positions, but many players can line up at multiple spots.

Jake Hanson’s chances of replacing Corey Linsley as the starting center took a big hit when the Packers drafted Josh Myers in the second round back in April. And all signs point to Myers being the starter in Week 1.

Hanson has a mountain to climb if he’s going to make the roster. The Packers just have so many great options at the interior spots.

If Myers gets injured, the Packers could turn to Elgton Jenkins, Lucas Patrick, or Jon Runyan Jr. at center. All three of them also play guard. Billy Turner can play guard or tackle, and the same is true of rookies Royce Newman and Cole Van Lanen. Everywhere you look along the line, the Packers have players who can play at guard and tackle, or guard and center. And in Jenkins’ case, they have a player who can line up at all five positions.

Barring a dominant showing in the preseason, it’s difficult to see where Hanson fits in. He was one of three offensive linemen drafted in the sixth round in 2020. Simon Stepaniak retired earlier this summer, but Runyan is competing for a starting spot at guard.

For Hanson, it’s hard to see him making the 53.