As the depth along the offensive line takes shape, the Green Bay Packers will trade Cole Van Lanen’s sixth round 2021 for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
According to Demovsky, the Packers will receive an undisclosed draft pick in exchange for Van Lanen, a Green Bay native who played college football in Wisconsin.
Trading Van Lanen will be a step towards the Packers to get the roster to 80 players before Tuesday’s deadline.
The Packers made Van Lanen the 214th overall pick in the 2021 draft. He played in just one regular-season game – a strike on offense – during his rookie season, most of which was spent on the exhibition squad.
With both David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins back from the PUP list, Yosh Nijman as swing tackle, Zach Tom in the fourth round impressing at both tackle spots and rookie Caleb Jones coming up, Van Lanen became expendable.
While the chances in Green Bay were limited, Van Lanen now gets the chance to stay on the 53-man roster of the Jaguars.
Van Lanen played 71 snaps (65 at left guard, six at right tackle) in two preseason games with the Packers this summer. He allowed no pressure and has the team’s highest score in pass protection, according to Pro Football Focus.