Josh Myers Help Fills Green Bay’s Need at Center & Interior Offensive Line
Green Bay needed offensive line help in this NFL Draft. They will likely not have David Bakhtiari for the first couple of weeks of the season. They are without Corey Linsley who is now in Los Angeles. Green Bay decided to go back to the Ohio State well with centers and drafted Josh Myers. Packers filled a position of need in the second round going after an interior lineman that they liked and took the first center off the board. Myers seems like he will be ready to go on Day 1 for the Packers. If there’s one thing you should trust Brian Gutekunst on, it’s offensive linemen. Not surprising, there isn’t a highlight tape on Josh, but here’s a great story about him. Good luck not getting a few tears in your eyes.
Myers is a big center. He’s 6’5. Typically, centers are 6’2, 6’1, something like that. But Myers is 6’5 and can move. He takes double teams and has no problem pass blocking. Myers allowed only six sacks with 755 passing snaps in three years at Ohio State. He can also play at guard. Matt LaFleur isn’t shy about letting rookies play. There is nothing about the Buckeyes’ center where he is going to need some time to develop. This seems like a day one guy if the Packers need it.
There will likely be a starting job if Bakhtiari cannot go at the start of the season. They can put Elgton Jenkins at left tackle, Billy Turner at right tackle. Lucas Patrick at the center position. Jon Runyan at right or left guard. Then it would likely come down to the competition between Simon Stepaniak, Myers, and who knows what else at the guard position.
This seems like a great replacement for Linsley and continues to build a great offensive line.