Packers: Power ranking NFC North by position groups in 2022

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Offensive line

1. Lions

The Lions have quietly built one of the NFL’s best offensive lines.

Jonah Jackson and Frank Ragnow are former Pro Bowlers. Detroit also has two first-round picks at tackle in Taylor Decker and Penei Sewell.

Smart work from the Lions’ front office to continually invest in the offensive line. With a solid ground game and dominant offensive line, Detroit’s offense could improve in 2022.

2. Packers

When fully healthy, the Packers’ offensive line can still be among the league’s best.

Five-time All-Pro tackle David Bakhtiari is returning from injury, and the Packers will also get Pro Bowler Elgton Jenkins back at some point.

Like Detroit, Green Bay has invested a lot of draft picks along the offensive line. With Jon Runyan, Royce Newman, and rookies Sean Rhyan and Zach Tom competing for starting jobs, the Packers are well set up front.

3. Vikings

This is an offensive line to watch.

The Vikings have a lot of young talent across their line. None of their projected starters are over the age of 27.

Second-year Christian Darrisaw will start at left tackle with Pro Bowler Brian O’Neill at right tackle. The Vikings also add second-round pick Ed Ingram to the line.

Plenty of potential for this group.

4. Bears

The Bears will hope for more from 2021 second-round pick Teven Jenkins. They do have some talent at the interior positions with former Pro Bowler Cody Whitehair and free-agent signing Lucas Patrick.

Still, there are concerns with the Bears’ depth, and also at tackle.