Packers GM Ted Thompson explained this week that while they have three starters on their offensive line entering the final year of their respective deals — LT David Bakhtiari, G Josh Sitton and G T.J. Lang –, it’s not going to change their approach to the draft.
“Not a lot,” Thompson said. “Not a lot. We feel like it’s best to stay true to form and try to take the best player available. We’re not going to stray off that. Again, that could be temporary. You might have a quote-unquote expiring contract, but you also might be in a position where you’re hopeful to do a reconstruction.”
- Ryan Wood of PackersNews.com believes Indiana OT Jason Spriggs could be an “enticing” prospect for the Packers at the end of the first round.
- Wood suggests Auburn’s Shon Coleman as an intriguing second-day offensive lineman for Green Bay.
- Aaron Wilson reports that the Raiders are showing “serious interest” in Utah OL Siaosi Aiono.
- After initially expecting the Rams to take NDST QB Carson Wentz with the No. 1 overall pick, Sam Farmer now believes they’ll instead be selecting Cal’s Jared Goff at the start of the draft.
- Jim Wyatt believes offensive tackle prospects like Ronnie Stanley, Jack Conklin and Taylor Decker are all in play for the Titans.
- Wyatt mentions that buzz has really died down regarding free agent G Louis Vasquez and the Titans in recent weeks. Wyatt doesn’t completely rule out them signing him, but there’s no indication of anything getting down in the near future.