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Prospect Primer: Paris Johnson Jr., OL, Ohio State

Switched from RG to LT last season

Paris Johnson Jr., OL, Ohio State
Paris Johnson Jr., OL, Ohio State has consulted more than two dozen mock drafts from reputable national outlets and compiled a list of players most frequently mocked as draft selections in the middle portion of the first round (picks 10-20) who could fit Green Bay's potential roster needs.

Between now and draft day, when the Packers own the No. 15 overall selection in the first round, those players will be profiled with thumbnail sketches and videos known as "Prospect Primers."

Today's player is …

Paris Johnson Jr., OL, Ohio State

Height/Weight: 6-6, 313

Key stats: Started 13 games each of the last two years, playing right guard in 2021 and moving to left tackle in 2022.

College honors: Named second-team All-Big Ten at guard in '21, then first-team All-Big Ten at tackle in '22, along with second-team AP All-American recognition.

Background/other info: Projected as a potential long-term starter at left tackle in the NFL after transitioning to that spot for his final college season. Considered to still have room to grow into his massive frame and in need of technique refinement, but all the physical tools and versatility are attractive traits that will make him one of the top offensive tackles drafted. Started just two seasons at Ohio State after seeing reserve action in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2020. Finished his prep career in Cincinnati as winner of the Anthony Munoz Lineman of the Year, given to the nation's top high school offensive lineman. At the scouting combine, put up 29 reps on the bench press, a noteworthy total for a player with arms measuring just beyond 36 inches.