Packers Select Jon Runyan, Guard, Michigan, in 2019 NFL Draft- Round 6

Jon Runyan, OT/OG from Michigan is taken by the Packers.

 

WIth the 192nd selection of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Packers select Jon Runyan Jr.

 

MEASURABLES/COMBINE:

Height: 6'4, Weight: 306 Lbs, Arms: 33 1/4", Hands: 9 1/8", 40 Yard Dash: 5.08u, Bench Press: 24 Reps, Vertical Jump: 30.5", Broad Jump: 107.0", 3 Cone Drill: 7.57 seconds, 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.69 seconds

 

CAREER NOTES:

Runyan is the son of the former Michigan star and NFL Pro Bowl right tackle of the same name. The older Runyan served in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms and is currently an NFL Vice President of Policy and Rules Administration. The younger Runyan appears to be headed for a long NFL career of his own. The Moorestown, New Jersey, native actually played his high school football at St. Joseph's in Pennsylvania, earning all-state notice his senior year. Michigan signed the legacy pick, though he had to wait through a redshirt season in 2015 and made only one appearance the following year. Runyan played in nine games as a sophomore, starting for the first time in the team's Outback Bowl appearance. He ascended to first-team All-Big Ten status in 2018, starting all 13 games at left tackle. Runyan did the same in 2019, again garnering first-team all-conference honors for the Wolverines.

 

SCOUTING REPORTS:

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COMMENTARY: 

Jon Runyan will add another versatile lineman to the group.  His athleticism will help him in the LaFleur zone running scheme and he will not back down from a top pass rusher.  He held number 2 pick Chase Young at bay in the Wolverines games against the Buckeyes. If Runyan and Hanson are able to develop over the next year or so it will allow the Packers to let players like Corey Linsley, Lane Taylor, and Billy Turner walk in order to help the team get younger and create salary cap flexibility to invest in other areas of need on the 53 man roster.  This also allows the young lineman to get value reps in practice with in coming rookie quarter back, Jordan Love.  The hope is that these young lineman can develop plenty of chemistry with Love as he transitions into the starting role in the next year or so.    

 

 

 

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David Michalski is a staff writer for Cheesehead TV. He can be found on Twitter @kilbas27dave 

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dobber's picture

April 25, 2020 at 03:54 pm

A solid get at this point.

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Lare's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:57 pm

Finally.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

April 25, 2020 at 03:58 pm

This guy is a baller. Good pick up in the 6th.

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Mojo's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:07 pm

Packers draft:

Jordan Love picked at: 26
PFF Big Board rank: 76

A.J. Dillon picked at: 62
PFF Big Board: Unranked (out of 250 players)

Josiah Deguara picked at: 94
PFF Big Board: 191

Kamal Martin picked at: 175
PFF Big Board: 232

Jon Runyan picked at: 192
PFF Big Board: 214

So what does Gute know that nobody else does?

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Lare's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:15 pm

This is how you turn a winning team into a losing team. Wasting draft picks.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:36 pm

A.J. Dillon picked at: 62
PFF Big Board: Unranked (out of 250 players)

PFF is stupid in this case. Maybe not a 2, but Unranked with that production and combine numbers is just ignorant.

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gkarl's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:45 pm

One mans treasure...........

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2020 at 07:53 pm

Better read some different boards. Check with Pro Scouts instead of Stats class rejects.

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gkarl's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:09 pm

Finally some OL help. Is true Stepaniak is Spriggs second cousin.

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stockholder's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:16 pm

PS

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PackFlip's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:09 pm

How can Gute and Lafleur ever show their faces in GB again. What a ln embarrassing display or sports analysis. Looking at what ARZ, DAL, MIN and LV did makes me want to start over with a new team. Like wow what a total FAIL.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:43 pm

Don't let the door hit you on the way out. I hear Tampa is noce and sunny this time of year.

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Minniman's picture

April 25, 2020 at 05:01 pm

You beat me to it Jonathan- I was going to suggest that John Kirk might want some company over on the browns fan site if Packflip no longer wanted to support the Packers

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sonomaca's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:11 pm

Three O-Linemen in 3 picks. Turner and Linsley final year 2020?

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dobber's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:14 pm

Linsley is likely done, but probably not replaced by this Hanson kid. Jenkins slides to C?

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2020 at 07:57 pm

Patrick is the backup center on the depth chart. See if Hanson makes the team. The Duck's O line was touted like the Badgers SI cover piece, last year. Did not walk the walk.

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April 25, 2020 at 05:12 pm

It certainly looks like they have been issued the challenge. Add in the drafting of a blocking TE and in reality the whole line has been put on notice.

Last season was not Corey Linsley’s best, he got pushed around a fair bit and was perhaps not as intuitive in run blocking and pocket protection as the new schemes needed (quite often in various film breakdowns you would see him neither engaged in a block or assisting with a screen).

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NitschkeFan's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:22 pm

Is Lane Taylor still on the roster? 3 straight picks on interior OL.

Wasn't there any DL worth one of those picks?

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stockholder's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:43 pm

Yes, but they have to protect Love. Everyone is leaving.

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April 25, 2020 at 04:23 pm

For the Packers in the 2010s, 1 of 10 6th rounders was a "hit"--James Starks in 2010. From Starks, Kofi Amichia, Kyle Murphy, Christian Ringo, Kennard Brackman, Demetri Goodson, Nate Palmer, Caleb Schlauderauff, DJ Smith, and Ricky Elmore rounded out their 6ths before the current set of 3 that are too early to "call" --Kadar Hollman, Dexter Williams and ESB.

If one of the three OL they just added turns into a real player, they will be fortunate, I like the choices. But let's not kind ourselves about the odds.

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Since'61's picture

April 25, 2020 at 04:26 pm

Runyon is our most solid pick in this draft so far.
Stay well. Thanks, Since ‘61

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optimisticfan's picture

April 28, 2020 at 11:00 pm

So the idea is to see who sticks with all the competition for OL, transition to run blocking first and foremost, and not resign OL who are expensive in 2021 (Bahk, Linsley, maybe trade/cut Turner as he has not too much dead money)

By doing this hopefully free up money to sign other FAs of need:
DL, cover CB, receiving RB (if Jones is too much $), WR2/versatile weapon if they don’t resign Funchess or no other WR develops. Or even better they draft the starters for these positions next year and sign lesser backup FAs?

Bets on starting OL in 2021?:

LT = someone they draft next year
LG= Turner? John Runyan?
C = Jenkins
RG = Stepeniak?
RT = Leglue/Nyman/Whomever develops?

Hanson = backup C?
Stepeniak = swing tackle?
Patrick sticks around through 2021 then not resigned?
Cole Madison rises like a phoenix and surprises all???

Taylor = trade/cut this year
Linsley and Bahk not resigned
Turner = maybe trade/cut 2021 (though he likely sticks around as unlikely all these 6th rounders develop into starters)

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April 25, 2020 at 04:38 pm

Well they have changed how they draft linemen. They seem to be favoring size and strength now. Less athleticism. They want to maul. Runyan is strong, Stepeniak put up 37 reps on the bench, that is nuts. If one of those 3 becomes a starter that is a win.

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Lphill's picture

April 25, 2020 at 05:05 pm

Runyon started 25 games st left tackle , so long Bhateri it’s been nice.

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April 25, 2020 at 06:04 pm

GB got on a roll in the 6th round. I wish it had happened earlier, but better late than never.

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April 26, 2020 at 08:20 am

Runyon was our best pick of the draft, this year. I do like the OL picks, as we needed depth there. Stepaniak can play OG and move Turner to RT, where he can show what he is made of. If this move happens, look for Linsley to have better numbers than last season. I feel Turner skewered Linsley, several times, by allowing Linsley to deal with double A gap pass rushers while Turner shifted to help Bulaga deal with a single pass rusher on the end. Linsley will also have to beat out the rookie C they drafted. Looks like a Belichek style churning the roster move headed to GB.

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