As we get closer to the 2021 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers find themselves in a unique position at offensive tackle. On paper, they have their two starting tackles in David Bakhtiari and Billy Turner. However, Bakhtiari is recovering from a torn ACL and Turner is probably best when he plays inside. That leaves both an immediate and long-term need at offensive tackle the team must fill.
There’s no saying what general manager Brian Gutekunst will do with their first pick at no. 29 overall. He’s been unpredictable in every draft he’s been a part of and there are a number of ways he could go this time around.
One of those possibilities is at offensive tackle. Although it’s impossible to say exactly who will be available when Green Bay is on the clock, there are a number of quality offensive tackles who could be available. Let’s take a look at three potential players Gutekunst might be able to choose from if he so desires.
The Green Bay Packers are in a prime position to select an offensive tackle with the 29th pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
3. Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State
Dillon Radunz doesn’t have the luxury of going up against top-notch talent considering he played collegiately at North Dakota State. That could mean he needs a bit more seasoning before he’s ready to play at the NFL level–something the Packers might not be able to justify if they go this route with their top pick. His snaps also came in a very run-heavy offense and he needs more work as a pass-protector. Still, if he can add some extra strength he could be a nice pickup at the end of the first.