Packers might replace Josh Myers with a 'Hall of Fame' center

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Reinforcements are coming to the Green Bay Packers' offensive line. After losing three former starters in free agency, the Packers need to make multiple moves along the line in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Another consideration the Packers must make is Josh Myers' future. The former second-round pick only has one year remaining on his contract, creating uncertainty over his role as the starting center beyond 2024.

Myers has shown signs of becoming a quality starter, but his lack of consistency remains a concern. According to PFF, Myers allowed zero sacks, three pressures, one hurry, and two QB hits in a four-game stretch between Weeks 10 and 13. However, he gave up two sacks, 13 pressures, and 11 hurries in the next four games.

If Green Bay isn't convinced Myers is the long-term answer, it could bring a top center prospect like Jackson Powers-Johnson or Graham Barton into play. However, the Packers' next starting center might already be on the roster.

NFL insider reveals Packers believe Zach Tom can become 'Hall of Fame' center

Not only is Myers' replacement potentially already on the roster, but it could also create a major shakeup along the offensive line. ESPN's Rob Demovsky provided a significant development on the Wilde & Tausch show.

"I think the starting center is on this team right now, but it's not Josh Myers," Demovsky said. "I was told by a couple of people within the organization, they think Zach Tom is a Pro Bowl right tackle, an All-Pro guard, and a potential Hall-of-Fame center. So there's your center."

Wow. If the Packers believe Tom has Hall of Fame potential at center, he should be playing there right now, regardless of Myers' status.

There is reason to believe in Tom's potential at center. Although predicting he could be a future Hall-of-Famer is a bold take, he could absolutely become an All-Pro player. Not only does Tom have college experience at center, but his Relative Athletic Score is a perfect 10 at the position.

If the Packers view Tom as their long-term starting center, it increases the need to draft multiple tackles. They wouldn't just need depth but an eventual starter to replace Tom at right tackle. Their pre-draft interest in Georgia's Amarius Mims and Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton would add up—they both played right tackle in college.

It's way too early to call Tom a potential Hall of Famer, but a move to center would make sense for the former fourth-round pick. The Packers' draft moves will give us a clearer indication of their plans.

If they select Jackson Powers-Johnson at No. 25, it's a good sign Tom is staying where he is. If they prioritize true tackle prospects who are unlikely to move inside, like Amarius Mims and Tyler Guyton, it could indicate Tom's future is at center.

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