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Green Bay in need of depth at offensive tackle

The Green Bay Packers recently invited Boise State offensive tackle Daryn Colledge to their facilities.

The 6-foot-5, 299-pound Colledge is rated as the fifth best offensive tackle in the upcoming NFL draft. The tackle class is led by the University of Virginia's D'Brickashaw Ferguson, and followed by Winston Justice (USC), Eric Winston (Miami, FL), and Marcus McNeil (Auburn).

Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher are entrenched as the starters on the Packers' offensive line. But depth behind those two is thin at best. Green Bay used veteran Adrian Klemm as a backup tackle after he failed to hold down a starting job at left guard last season. Kevin Barry has backed up Tauscher at right tackle, but the Packers are considering him at right guard this season.

Here is more from Scout.com on Colledge:

40 time: 5.04

Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Previously timed at 4.93 in the 40-yard dash.

Positives: Hard-working offensive tackle who was very productive on the college level. Nasty and works to finish off opponents, yet a lineman who plays with great intelligence. Patient, keeps his feet moving throughout the play and slides off the edge in pass protection. Makes outstanding use of blocking angles and body positioning.

Negatives: Not a dominant run-blocker who gets much movement off the line. Marginal skills in motion. Does not possess the height teams want in a blind-side tackle.

Analysis: A coachable prospect and favorite of the Boise State staff, Colledge is a polished lineman with a good game. Can quickly start in the right system at either tackle or guard.

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