Packers: Power ranking NFC North by position groups in 2021

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers, David Bakhtiari
Green Bay Packers, David Bakhtiari (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Offensive line

1. Packers

The Packers have lost All-Pro center Corey Linsley and could miss All-Pro tackle David Bakhtiari early on this season, but this offensive line is still loaded with talent. They led the league in pass block win rate and run block win rate last year, according to ESPN, and have plenty of depth across the line. Green Bay should again have one of the best offensive lines in the league.

2. Lions

With Taylor Decker, Frank Ragnow, and Penei Sewell, the Lions are building a strong offensive line. They’ve invested a lot up front and it could begin to pay off in 2021. One concern is that first-round pick Sewell has struggled this summer as he makes a transition from left to right tackle.

3. Vikings

The Vikings’ offensive line hasn’t played too well over the past few years, but there could be some improvements this season. Minnesota used a first-round pick on tackle Christian Darrisaw, although he has missed time with injury this summer and it remains unclear when he’ll be ready to return.

4. Bears

The Bears were hoping Teven Jenkins could make an immediate impact this season after trading up for him in the second round, but he will be out of action for a while after requiring back surgery. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that while the Bears hope he’ll return this year, “there’s a real chance his season is over”.