Three-year starting left tackle could slide to the right side at the next level Wes Hodkiewicz
Packers.com consulted more than a dozen mock drafts from reputable national outlets and compiled a list of players most frequently mocked as draft selections in the bottom third of the first round (picks 20-32).
Between now and draft day, when the Packers are slated to select at No. 29 overall, those players will be profiled with thumbnail sketches in a new series entitled "Draft Digest."
Today's player is ...
Liam Eichenberg, T, Notre Dame
Height/Weight: 6-5, 302
Key stats: A three-year starting left tackle for Notre Dame, totaling 38 games.
College honors: Named second-team All-American and first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference by the Associated Press as a senior. Won the ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy (the conference's most outstanding blocker) and was a finalist for the Outland Trophy (nation's top offensive lineman).
Background: A native of Cleveland, Eichenberg was so impressive in youth football camps that Ohio State extended him a scholarship offer when he was just 15 years old. A high-school All-American, Eichenberg ultimately chose to play at Notre Dame. He won the starting job at left tackle during his redshirt sophomore year in 2018 and never relinquished it. Eichenberg registered 33 bench reps of 225 pounds at his Notre Dame pro day, in addition to a 26½-inch vertical, 4.57-second time in the short shuttle and 7.53 in the three-cone drill. His arms measured in at 32 3/8 inches, which is considered short for an NFL offensive tackle. Eichenberg has been lauded for his run-blocking prowess, natural power and coachability. A move to right tackle could be warranted because of "average slide quickness and inconsistencies in pass protection," according to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein.
Potential fit with Packers: Despite losing All-Pro Corey Linsley to free agency and David Bakhtiari's recovery from ACL surgery, the Packers remain in good standing with their offensive line thanks to the versatility of Elgton Jenkins, Billy Turner and Lucas Patrick. Turner, specifically, could easily move back to right guard if Green Bay were to find a tackle prospect they like to anchor the line. Eichenberg is currently tied with Florida's Stone Forsythe as the sixth-highest graded offensive tackle in this year's draft, according to NFL.com.
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