Why Josh Myers is the next Corey Linsley

Centers from Ohio State University seem to have a bit of history with the Green Bay Packers – and with the recently departed Corey Linsley having produced a gaping hole anchoring the line, the team turned to the Buckeyes yet again to address the need. For Josh Myers, entering the league with an inside track to being a Week 1 starter is in the realm of possibilities, something that certainly could set the offensive line back.

As the 62nd selection of the 2021 NFL Draft, Myers was taken by Green Bay to help continue their OL dominance. Having earned various recognitions for his dominant play in college, Myers brings a ton of promise and skills to the league, two areas the Packers are hoping to capitalize on. 

Myers’ body of work from his days as a Buckeye speaks for itself – from earning second-team All-American honors and being a finalist for the nation’s best OL (Rimington Trophy) in 2020, he obviously caught the eyes of Green Bay brass, and rightfully so.

The youthful look of this offensive line certainly may lead to a lack of offensive production, especially on the ground, but adding Myers to the group that also includes young guys like Jon Runyan Jr. and Elgton Jenkins certainly helps paint a clear picture for the future of this unit.

While expectations may be tempered on his entrance into the league, Myers projects very easily to replace Linsley – and that projection extends further than those two sharing the same alma mater. A comprehensive knowledge of offensive gameplans and line calls has led both to making the league, and Myers projects to be just as good, if not even better, than the professional career that Linsley has produced up to this point.

The kind or role and expectations that Myers should be filling on this team looks to be the kind that Linsley was asked to fill when he entered the league – with the kind of scheme that Myers is entering into, expect similar results from Myers, just like what Linsley produced. 

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Mike Johrendt has been an avid fan of the Packers ever since he can remember. He is now a writer at PackersTalk and you can follow him on Twitter at @MJohrendt23

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