NFC North offensive lines ranked from worst to best in 2023

In a wide-open NFC North, protecting the quarterback will be crucial. Which team has the strongest offensive line?
New York Jets v Green Bay Packers
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2. Green Bay Packers

Projected starters: David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Josh Myers, Jon Runyan, Zach Tom

When healthy, the left side of the Packers' offensive line is as good as any in the league.

Despite missing a lot of football in recent years, David Bakhtiari played like he had never been away last season. The only trouble was that the five-time All-Pro missed six games.

Elgton Jenkins also had a torn ACL a couple of seasons ago, but he returned to play 15 games last year. He struggled initially at right tackle, but a move back to left guard helped him reach the Pro Bowl for the second time in his career.

Competition for the right tackle job is underway between Zach Tom and Yosh Nijman. It promises to be a close battle, but Tom showed enough in his rookie season to believe he can become an excellent starter at multiple positions, although tackle seems to be the Packers' preference.

Jon Runyan Jr. is a solid starter at right guard, but the Packers do have questions at center. Josh Myers has been far too inconsistent in the opening two years of his NFL career. He potentially enters a make-or-break season and needs to improve to avoid the Packers being forced into reshuffling their starting five.