The Packers drafted three offensive linemen back in April. Sean Rhyan was the first, being selected in the third round.
So far this summer, it has been fourth-rounder Zach Tom getting the majority of the buzz. Tom has regularly played with the first-team offense and is in contention for a starting job for Week 1.
The same doesn’t appear to be true for Rhyan, who was picked a round earlier than Tom.
Rhyan doesn’t have the same positional versatility as Tom, who could potentially line up at all five spots. Rhyan can play at different positions, but his best fit is likely at guard.
To this point, there haven’t been too many updates on Rhyan’s progress. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as sometimes a player gets highlighted for mistakes, as was the case with Rhyan this past weekend.
It’s one of few updates we’ve had about Rhyan over the summer.
That’s not to say it’s concerning. He is a rookie and it’s important to remember that. Not every player makes a fast start to life in the NFL.
However, based on the couple of weeks of training camp that have gone, Tom appears to be the Packers’ rookie offensive lineman most ready to start in Week 1.