Jason Spriggs goes No. 48 overall to Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers might have himself a new best friend.
Jason Spriggs could be protecting the All-Pro quarterback’s blind side for years to come.
The Green Bay Packers traded up and picked the talented Indiana offensive tackle No. 48 overall, which made him the third B1G tackle off the board.
— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) April 30, 2016
Spriggs’ high selection was certainly helped by his dominant combine performance. The All-American tackle had the best 40-yard dash and broad jump, the second-best 20-yard shuttle and he was fourth among offensive linemen in the broad jump.
What remains to be seen is where Spriggs will play at the next level. Even though he started 47 of his 48 career games at left tackle, there are questions as to whether or not he’ll play on the left side as a rookie.
What we do know is that Spriggs only allowed two sacks in 475 passing attempts and his protection helped keep Nate Sudfeld healthy in 2015.
Rodgers likely hopes he’ll get similar treatment.