With the first of three 7th round picks, I went with the best player still available at an area of need.
Jon Runyan Jr., son of former All-Pro Jon Runyan, started all 13 games at left tackle for the Wolverines in 2019. The younger Runyan would go on to earn All-Conference honors in the Big Ten for his 2019 performance.
The chance to play for the same team as his father, and the potential to learn under fellow Wolverine, Taylor Lewan, make Runyan a good fit. While Runyan was a left tackle in college, he seems more fit to play right tackle or even slide inside to guard in the NFL.
With the departure of Jack Conklin at right tackle, Runyan should be able to compete with Dennis Kelly for the job. Even if Runyan isn’t ready to start as a rookie, he could provide solid depth along the o-line and good insurance for Nate Davis and Dennis Kelly.