The Green Bay Packers made a pick near the end of the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft that could best be described as “boring”.
Green Bay selected UCLA offensive lineman Sean Rhyan with the No. 92 overall pick in the draft.
With pick 92 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, the #Packers are selecting OT Sean Rhyan— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 30, 2022
Here’s the scouting report on Rhyan from NFL.com:
Three-year starter with the potential to offer team options at either tackle or guard. Rhyan has good size and plays with fairly explosive short-area movements, helping him establish early success getting into run-blocking fits. He’s fundamentally sound as a run blocker but a fear of getting beat by speed might play into issues over-setting and giving away too many pressures from inside moves and counters. He has the hand usage, bend and build to transition to guard. Plus, his pass protection experience at tackle combined with dual-position roster flexibility should add to his draft standing and improve his chances of becoming an eventual starter.
This is the type of pick that gets overlooked by most fans. It’s an offensive lineman in the third round — what is there to be excited about?!?!
But here’s the thing. This is the guy who ends up being an eight-year starter in the NFL who gets introduced on Sunday Night Football and says what school he’s from year after year.
Green Bay might have found a long-term starting offensive lineman with this pick. And while that’s not something that’s going to generate headlines, it’s something that helps win championships.
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