5 prospects Packers can draft to make Josh Jacobs' life easier in Green Bay

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The Green Bay Packers made a major splash in the opening week of free agency, signing All-Pro running back Josh Jacobs to replace Aaron Jones. Now, they need to give him all the help he needs.

From improving the run blocking to upgrading the depth behind Jacobs, the Packers must do everything possible to get the best out of him.

While Green Bay's offensive line played well last season, run blocking was an issue. Per ESPN, the Packers ranked 16th in run block win rate. Jones often had to make the best out of limited rushing lanes that opened, but AJ Dillon finished with a career-low 3.4 yards per carry. Strengthening the backfield could also be on the Packers' to-do list entering the draft. They re-signed Dillon to a team-friendly deal, but it's no guarantee he will make the 53-man roster.

The Packers can upgrade the run game in the draft, and these five prospects would help Jacobs reach his All-Pro best.

5. Graham Barton, OL, Duke

Green Bay has already moved on from David Bakhtiari, Yosh Nijman, and Jon Runyan Jr. this offseason, leaving them with little offensive line depth. Duke's Graham Barton can play across the line, providing the depth and versatility the Packers desperately need.

Despite playing left tackle in college, Barton will likely move to guard or center in the NFL. His upside is greater at an interior position, but his experience at tackle is valuable.

Barton could immediately compete for a starting job at right guard or center in the Packers' offense. He is an excellent run-blocker and could give Green Bay an upgrade at either position, which is good news for Jacobs.