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National media outlet says Packers have a ‘must-watch’ rookie during preseason action


CBS Sports believes the Green Bay Packers have a rookie that will be a “must-watch” player during preseason action.

Josh Edwards, an NFL writer for CBS Sports, recently listed several rookies that he feels are must-watch players during the preseason and he included Packers offensive lineman Zach Tom.

From CBS Sports:

Similar to wide receivers in Pittsburgh, Green Bay has always done well securing offensive line contributors on Day 2 and 3 of the NFL Draft. They had two strong candidates this year with UCLA’s Sean Rhyan and Wake Forest’s Zach Tom, who was No. 79 overall on my final big board. Early in camp, the latter has been getting repetitions at right tackle with the first team. It could be a byproduct of Elgton Jenkins being out but nonetheless it is a feather in the rookie’s cap. He has the flexibility to play multiple positions and now has a platform to show he deserves a spot in the starting lineup.

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Oct 9, 2021; Syracuse, New York, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons offensive lineman Zach Tom (50) looks on prior to the game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

You don’t really think of a rookie offensive lineman who was selected in the fourth round of the draft as a “must-watch” player.

But I think Tom’s inclusion on this list has more to do with the Packers’ history of finding quality offensive linemen late in the draft.

This is essentially a situation where Tom is a must-watch rookie simply so we can see if Green Bay managed to hit on yet another hidden gem in the middle rounds of the draft.

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Zach Ragan
I write about Tennessee Vols athletics and the NFL for AtoZ Sports. Long-suffering Mets fan from the south. You can complain about me on Twitter at @zachTNT

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