Elgton Jenkins sends a message to Jordan Morgan after Packers drafted him

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The Green Bay Packers upgraded their offensive line on the opening night of the 2024 NFL Draft, selecting Arizona left tackle Jordan Morgan.

Morgan is a classic Packers draft pick. He checks just about every box they look for along the offensive line, including athleticism, pass-blocking traits, and potential positional versatility. General manager Brian Gutekunst said he believes Morgan can play four positions despite lining up exclusively at left tackle in college.

The Packers will hope Morgan can offer some of the same versatility as Pro Bowler Elgton Jenkins, who was used at tackle, guard, and center in college and has played across the line in Green Bay.

Jenkins was one of the first Packers players to publicly react to the Morgan pick on Thursday night.

Packers Pro Bowler Elgton Jenkins welcomes first-round pick Jordan Morgan

The Packers don't need to determine Morgan's role immediately, but it likely won't be long before he's starting along the offensive line with Jenkins. Green Bay's former second-round pick tweeted a message to Morgan after the pick was announced.

It's great to see Jenkins showing love to his new teammate. Packers legend David Bakhtiari also welcomed Morgan to Green Bay.

Hopefully, like Bakhtiari and Jenkins, Morgan can become the next great offensive lineman in Green Bay.

Like Jenkins, Morgan has experience playing at tackle but might find his best position at guard in the NFL. Jenkins has played at tackle for the Packers but is a two-time Pro Bowler at left guard.

Green Bay prioritizes athleticism and versatility along the offensive line. Jenkins and Zach Tom can play all five positions, and the Packers believe Morgan can play four. That's why they were less likely to draft an out-and-out tackle like Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton, who is more of a one-position player at right tackle. Guyton could move to the left side but almost certainly won't play inside.

The Packers are excited about Morgan, and there's a good chance he will become a quality starter at tackle or guard in Green Bay.

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