Picking the Pack: Georgia OT Broderick Jones
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- As we get closer to the draft, we now look forward to a few notable events that GM Brian Gutekunst and the Packers can get a close look at some of the prospects for the spring.
The Packers hold the 15th overall pick to begin their 2023 draft class.
We continue our series of prospects and how they fit with the Green Bay Packers.
Last week, we took a look at Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer.
This week, we stay on the offense to talk about Georgia tackle Broderick Jones.
Will the Packers take the athletic offensive tackle and two-time national champion in Jones at 15?
Let's take a closer look at him as a prospect and break down how he fits with the Packers.
Broderick Jones -- OT/Georgia
Weight: 310 pounds
Hometown: Lithonia, GA
How he fits with the Packers:
Will this be the third straight year where the Packers select a Georgia player in the first round? In 2021, they took Eric Stokes and in 2022 they took Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt.
Broderick Jones had just four career starts going into the 2022 season with Georgia. Now, he could likely be a first-round draft pick after an impressive year with the Bulldogs.
The Packers' backfield consists of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon. You want a player on your front five with pure athleticism that can block efficiently in your run game.
That is where Jones comes in. Jones' speed and upper body strength are what separate him from many of the other offensive tackle prospects in this class. There were plenty of times at Georgia where he would take down his opponents with ease.
Another trait of Jones' game is his speed. Not only can he block with elite quickness as a tackle, but he can also efficiently block as a pulling tackle, often times sending his opponents to the ground.
The Packers have loved Georgia defensive players the past two drafts. Will they do the same thing, but on offense in 2023?