After a whirlwind first day of the 2021 NFL draft, the Packers selected Ohio State center Josh Myers in the second round.
The 62nd pick of this year’s draft will provide depth to Green Bay’s offensive line, who lost center Corey Linsley in free agency to the Chargers this offseason. Many believe Myers has the ability to be a day one starter for the Packers. If he does, the Ohio State center will replace another former Buckeye center in Linsley. Myers said: “I do know Corey. I’ve watched him play over the years on film. I’ve seen him in passing several times at Ohio State… To follow him up is a big task that I’m excited to get a shot at.”
Rashan Gary announced the pick, thanking the Packers and NFL for the opportunity. He added “Go Blue, though” after announcing the selection, a nod to Ohio State’s rivalry with Michigan, where Gary competed collegiately.
Packers Director of College Scouting Matt Malaspina said of Myers: “He’s a great kid. He’s smart, he’s tough, he’s strong. Typical Ohio State guy.”
🚨 THE PICK IS IN 🚨
With the 62nd pick in the 2021 #NFLDraft, the #Packers select Ohio State C/G Josh Myers!#PackersDraft | @SiriusXMNFL pic.twitter.com/DnsrwicRHk
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) May 1, 2021
Myers’s College Highlights
Myers was a two year starter at Ohio State. According to PFF, the 6’5″, 312 pound lineman played all 1,511 snaps at center in college. He allowed six sacks on 755 pass blocking snaps. The center was a 2020 team captain for the Big Ten champion Buckeyes, and was voted First-team All-Big Ten (coaches). Additionally, Myers has a lot of big game experience, playing in two national championship games.
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