Round 1 (15): Broderick Jones, T, Georgia
Green Bay kicks off the Jordan Love era by ensuring their new quarterback will be protected for many years. Tackle might not be the Packers’ top need this offseason, but long term, this pick would make a ton of sense.
Jones is a phenomenal athlete, earning an outstanding Relative Athletic Score (RAS) of 9.56 out of 10. He is a powerful player with the potential to become a star.
“Jones isn’t a finished product, but the physical and athletic gifts allow for a projection as a good, long-time starter,” wrote Lance Zierlein of NFL.com.
It doesn’t matter that Jones may need some to develop. He could begin his Packers career at right tackle while getting to learn from a five-time All-Pro in David Bakhtiari. In time, he could eventually replace Bakhtiari at the most important position on the offensive line.
Jones is one of the best tackles in the class. He could help the Packers immediately as a starter.
The Packers would enter the 2023 season with Bakhtiari, Jones, Yosh Nijman, and Zach Tom, giving them plenty of talent and depth.
Looking at the bigger picture, Jones could become a dominant starting left tackle for many years in Green Bay.
Jones may go inside the top 10, but if he’s still on the board at 15, this should be an easy decision for Green Bay.