Jacob Monk, picked by the Packers in the 5th round of the 2024 NFL Draft, boasts a track record of starting across Duke’s offensive line. With 12 starts at right tackle in 2019, 34 at right guard from 2020 to 2023, and 7 at center in 2023, Monk’s versatility suggests he could swiftly impact Green Bay’s lineup.

Below are his season grades during his time at Duke:

Standing at 6-3, 308 pounds, Monk embodies the ideal interior physique. As a two-year team captain at Duke, he showcased versatility across all three offensive line positions and earned a Relative Athletic Score of 9.74 as a center. In essence, he epitomizes a quintessential Packers selection.

In 2023, Monk recorded 343 pass-blocking snaps, allowing only one sack. He demonstrates excellent footwork and aggressiveness, especially in the running game. I had no issue with Green Bay moving up for him. Monk was ESPN’s top-rated center available when the Packers selected him.

Monk’s likely role in Green Bay is within the interior line. Uncertainty looms over the center position: will Zach Tom transition inside? Rumors suggest the Packers view him as a future Hall of Famer at the position. In that case, Monk would likely move to guard, competing for the starting spot at right guard against Sean Rhyan and possibly Josh Myers.

If Green Bay chooses to retain Tom at right tackle, Monk could then contend with Myers for the starting center position. While Myers finished 2023 strongly, his career has been marked by inconsistency. His highest offensive grade with the Packers was 60.4, and his best run-blocking grade was 55.2, both below average.

Monk’s versatility positions him to vie for a starting role at any position on the offensive line. Uncertainty surrounds the starting positions at center and right guard until the season begins. LaFleur plans for Jordan Morgan to start his career as a left tackle, but there’s potential for Green Bay to shift him inside later on.

Under the guidance of Luke Butkus and Adam Stenavich, known for developing linemen, Monk has the potential to become a reliable force in Green Bay’s offensive line.