The Packers selected Wake Forest Guard Zach Tom with the 140th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Let’s get into how Tom fits with the Packers.
Tom, at 6’4 and 305 pounds, adds depth to the Packers offensive line. With Wake Forest, Tom started in 37 games and was a 2021 1st Team All-ACC selection. An academic standout as well, he played several games at Left Tackle and Center.
According to the Draft Network, “Tom is consistent with reaching his set points and framing blocks. He does well to slide his feet and redirect with a commitment to staying square. He gets the depth and width in his kick slide needed to get himself in good positions to succeed as a pass blocker.”
HEIGHT: 6’4 1/4″
HAND: 10 3/8″
ARM: 33 1/4″
WINGSPAN: 6’8 3/8″
40-YARD DASH: 4.94
Bleacher Report has a great article that outlines Tom’s strengths and weaknesses heading into the Draft.
Tom joins a Packers offensive line group that already selected OL Sean Rhyan in the 3rd round of this years draft. The versatility that he displayed in college has long been a desirable and popular trait amongst Packers lineman. Green Bay now showcases a group with Josh Myers, Elgton Jenkins, David Bakhtiari, Jon Runyan, Royce Newman and Yosh Nijman, along with the two additional rookies in Rhyan and Tom.
Tom’s Relative Athletic Score was 9.59 out of 10.0 as an offensive tackle prospect. He has the top RAS among center prospects, according to Packers Wire. According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed only 13 total pressures over 633 pass-blocking snaps in 2021 and produced elite grades as a pass-blocker overall and in true pass sets.——————
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