1. Jason Spriggs
Jason Spriggs has a golden goose of an opportunity thrust upon him to open up the 2018 season. Drafted as a tackle out of Indiana in the second round of 2016, Spriggs has had loads of troubles during his first two seasons. Quite frankly, he’s failed to live up to the hype of his high draft position.
However, that could all change this year. Starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga will likely miss a significant chunk of time to begin the season as he recovers form a torn ACL he suffered in December. This means the Packers will be looking to fill his spot on the offensive line.
Spriggs and Byron Bell figure to be the favorites to win the temporary starting spot. Spriggs was drafted in the second round for the reason and has an edge in natural talent over Bell. However, Bell has the experience edge, making it a close competition.
If Spriggs is able to win the starting job, it could be a great showcase for him to hold the position down for the rest of the season. The Packers reportedly approached Bulaga about a pay cut in the offseason and the former Iowa Hawkeye denied. If Spriggs can produce on the field, it could make Bulaga expendable and allow Spriggs to take over as the full-time starter.