The Packers drafted a tackle in the first round, but guard could be the more pressing concern entering the offseason.
Starting right guard Jon Runyan Jr. is a free agent in the offseason. While Green Bay could bring him back, the best option may be to look for an upgrade in the draft. Even if Runyan returns, the Packers are paper-thin at the position, as we are already seeing this season.
With Jenkins out with a sprained MCL, the Packers had no choice but to turn to Royce Newman. And that is bad news for Jordan Love.
Javion Cohen could start in year one for the Packers. He transferred from Alabama to Miami this season and should enter the 2024 NFL Draft among the top guard prospects. According to Pro Football Focus, Cohen allowed only six pressures of 321 pass-blocking snaps last season.
He is an excellent athlete, which will help him fly up the Packers' draft board.
Green Bay has a Pro Bowler in Elgton Jenkins, but there could be an opening at right guard if Jon Runyan Jr. departs. In any case, strengthening the interior offensive line positions is a must in the offseason. The Packers lack depth, as we have seen following Jenkins' injury.