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Green Bay Should Go Get Connor Williams

The Green Bay Packers are literally looking at the changing of the guard. Of course, the loss of All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari will steal headlines. But the loss of four-year guard Jon Runyan Jr. to the New York Giants in free agency was pretty big too. 23-year-old Sean Rhyan will now look to take the reins at the right guard spot.

Despite Green Bay having a plan in place along the trenches, it couldn’t hurt to bring in some more depth. This is where a veteran like free agent guard Connor Williams could step in and help. The former All-American is now looking for a new home, and Green Bay should offer him a contract. Here is why:



After being drafted in the second round out of Texas in 2020 by the Cowboys, Williams would go on to start 77 out of the total 83 games that he has played in during his NFL career. That includes his latest two-year stint with the Dolphins in Miami. Despite playing in just nine games last season due to both a groin injury and a torn ACL that ended his season, he played 100% of the offensive snaps in two out of the previous three seasons. He also has started in four playoff games.


What Role Would He Have?

This is the type of player that Green Bay could benefit from having, if healthy. Remember, Mike McDaniel and Matt LaFleur run their offenses very similarly. It would not be difficult for Williams to come over and carve out a quality role for himself along the trenches, whether that is as a starter or a reliever. Now, in this particular situation, Sean Rhyan has been a backup for the last few seasons. He has sat back and watched the likes of Jon Runyan Jr. and Elgton Jenkins perform their craft. It is probably his time to step in as the starter.

Williams has proven that he can be a solid starter and depth player at almost any position along the line. He played tackle in college at Texas and was tried out at center in training camp with the Cowboys. Versatility is something that the Packers love on the line. Despite the fact that he is coming off a major injury and might not be a starter, a two-year deal worth around $6 million isn’t terribly risky for someone who is still just 26.


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