Round 3 (73): Christian Haynes, G, Connecticut
Guard is another position the Packers must strengthen in the offseason. Starting right guard Jon Runyan Jr. has struggled this season and will likely depart in free agency. Second-year Sean Rhyan has looked good in limited snaps, but the Packers lack depth, especially if Runyan doesn't return in 2024.
An injury to Elgton Jenkins earlier in the season forced backup Royce Newman into the starting lineup, and he struggled. Even if the Packers believe Rhyan has starting potential in 2024, they need to add more quality interior offensive linemen to the roster.
Connecticut's Christian Haynes could fill the void at guard. Haynes has starting potential in the NFL, and the Packers will also love his positional versatility.
"I'm a VERY big fan of UConn IOL Christian Haynes. He has the traits to become a high caliber center or guard in the NFL," writes draft analyst Joe DeLeone of Bleav Network.
Haynes plays at right guard for Connecticut, and he would compete for the starting job right away in Green Bay while also providing cover at center. The Packers have an excellent track record of drafting offensive linemen outside of the first round, and Haynes has the potential to become another quality starter.