The work to upgrade the offensive line doesn't stop there. While tackle is a priority, given the importance of the position, the Packers require more urgent help at the interior positions, including center.
The days of Corey Linsley, Josh Sitton, and T.J. Lang shutting down defensive linemen are long gone. The Packers have a Pro Bowler in Elgton Jenkins, but that's about the only positive at the interior positions. Backup Royce Newman struggled when he had to start, Josh Myers is far too inconsistent at center, and right guard Jon Runyan Jr. is a free agent in the offseason.
Georgia's Sedrick Van Pran fixes the problem at center.
Van Pran made Pro Football Focus' midseason All-Prospect Team.
"He was PFF's top center going into the year, and his career-best 79.7 overall grade comes from consistent play across the board, buoyed by an 80.3 pass-blocking grade and a 75.4 run-blocking grade," writes PFF's Trevor Sikkema.
No matter who plays quarterback for the Packers in 2024, they need better help from the offensive line. Alt and Van Pran are excellent run-blockers, which would immediately help one of the Packers' biggest issues this season.
Van Pran can start right away and give the Packers an upgrade on Myers at center.