The Green Bay Packers love versatile offensive linemen as their team is littered with the big boys upfront. They added another one in guard/tackle Royce Newman with their fourth-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Newman was selected with the 142nd overall pick and has the ability and experience to play both guard and tackle in the NFL. Newman played the last two years at Ole Miss and can play four positions across the line–right tackle, left guard, right guard and center. He’ll join the likes of Elgton Jenkins, Lucas Patrick and Billy Turner as guys who can play at least three positions up front.
Green Bay has had success drafting offensive lineman on Day 3, as David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, and T.J. Lang all come to mind as successful players taken in this area. Hopefully, Newman adds to that tradition.
The Green Bay Packers selected versatile offensive lineman Royce Newman in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Packers have now selected two offensive linemen with their first four picks–center Josh Myers from Ohio State was picked in the second round. That’s necessary after Green Bay lost Bryan Bulaga, Corey Linsley and Lane Taylor in the last two free agency periods. Their offensive line has been one of the best units in the NFL over the past few seasons and are a huge reason why Aaron Rodgers was able to return to his MVP form.
With this selection, Green Bay has gone offense with three of their four picks in the draft. They still have five remaining, barring a trade, and are set to make two fifth-round picks, two sixth-round selections, and one more in the seventh. We’ll see how this all plays out and make sure to tune in to Dairyland Express for all your Packers’ draft coverage.