Tackles the Packers Can Draft to Replace Bryan Bulaga

Max Staley
Bryan Bulaga left the Green Bay Packers in free agency this offseason.
Bryan Bulaga left the Green Bay Packers in free agency this offseason. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
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Bryan Bulaga left the Green Bay Packers to fill a much-needed hole at right tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers. Even at an advanced age, Bulaga was still among the league's elite last season, earning a 77.8 grade from Pro Football Focus.

His absence will certainly be felt in Green Bay, and the team has already added Rick Wagner in an effort to replace him. Still, GB will likely search for Bulaga's long-term successor in the 2020 NFL Draft. So let's take a look at three tackles the Packers could select this April.

3. Austin Jackson, USC

Austin Jackson could be a nice option for the Packers.
Austin Jackson could be a nice option for the Packers. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Austin Jackson isn't exactly a finished product yet, but with Wagner already on the team, GB doesn't need him to be. He can sit for a year, refine his technique and learn the intricacies of playing right tackle since he did most of his work from the left side at USC. He's a really solid athlete, and he does have some real long-term upside.

2. Josh Jones, Houston

Josh Jones could be a nice replacement for Bryan Bulaga.
Josh Jones could be a nice replacement for Bryan Bulaga. / Tim Warner/Getty Images

Josh Jones has a tantalizing physical skill set, and that has caused his draft stock to soar in recent weeks. Assuming his draft stock hasn't climbed out of the Packers' range at No. 30, he'd be a nice investment for the team. Like Jackson, he's a pretty raw prospect, but Green Bay's line had the best pass block win rate in the NFL, so Jones doesn't need to make an impact on day one, allowing them to roll the dice on his potential.

1. Isaiah Wilson, Georgia

Isaiah Wilson could be a nice target in the second round.
Isaiah Wilson could be a nice target in the second round. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Unlike the other two names on this list, the Packers should be able to wait and draft Isaiah Wilson in the second round. While he's as high-level a prospect as the other two, Green Bay could easily opt to prioritize another position (namely wide receiver) with their first-round pick. Wilson would be a nice pick for GB if he's still on the board at No. 62.


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