1 realistic free agent target at every position of need for the Packers

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Interior offensive line: Ezra Cleveland

Brian Gutekunst knows how to find quality offensive linemen on Day 3 of the draft. However, with several veterans potentially leaving this offseason, it could make sense to sign a free agent. The most likely scenario would be bringing back Jon Runyan Jr., but that would be cheating in this article about free-agent targets.

If Green Bay signs a free-agent offensive lineman from another team, Ezra Cleveland would make sense. The 25-year-old is a former second-round selection by the Minnesota Vikings and became a solid starter in his three seasons there. In 2021, Cleveland finished fifth among guards in run block win rate, per ESPN.

The Vikings traded Cleveland to the Jacksonville Jaguars before last year's deadline, with his rookie contract nearing an end. The entire Jaguars offensive line battled injuries throughout the season, including Cleveland.

While he has spent most of his NFL career at left guard, Cleveland also has experience at right guard, where the Packers could need a new starter. He earned a Relative Athletic Score of 9.92 out of 10 before the 2020 NFL Draft and has positional versatility. Along with playing both guard spots, Cleveland was a left tackle in college.

The Packers may prefer to restock their offensive line depth in the draft, but Cleveland is an option if they want to sign a starter in free agency.