He wasn’t promoted from the practice squad until Saturday afternoon. There was no in-person offseason workout program and no preseason games, both vital events for first-year players. His father, Jon Sr., was a 14-year NFL veteran at tackle who started 192 games and made a Pro Bowl. A native of Moorestown, New Jersey, Runyan is the son of former NFL player and US Congressman Jon Runyan. I feel like sometimes they’re unfair. Teams kind of tell me not to push off the tackle idea, and that’s something I’m fine with.”, OL Ben Bredeson plays salesman at NFL combine, Cesar Ruiz believes he has first-round NFL talent, TE Sean McKeon soaks up the NFL combine experience, WR Donovan Peoples-Jones explains decision to enter NFL draft, QB Shea Patterson wanted chance to play one more year at Michigan, Buy Wolverines gear: Fanatics, Nike, Amazon, Lids, Buy Wolverines tickets: StubHub, SeatGeek, Ticketmaster, Stream Wolverines games live: fuboTV, ESPN+, Sling. Jim Harbaugh revealed his fullback delivered a powerful message...and followed it up with his pads. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. All four of Michigan’s starting linemen in the draft have been selected. The defensive end duo of Aidan Hutchinson and Kwity Paye also stand out and should be one of the best in college football. ET). I don’t want to get my hopes up, but it would be something awesome. So, you can understand why he might be asked about playing for the Eagles, a team his father spent a bulk of his professional career playing for. His best work came in the run game, where he proved to be an effective blocker on the move. GREEN BAY, Wis. – With the first of their three picks in the sixth round, the Green Bay Packers selected the son of a great offensive lineman. Jon Runyan Jr. was the 192nd selection in the NFL draft. Eric Kendricks, one of the NFL’s best coverage linebackers, played it well. Billy Turner was inactive, and Lucas Patrick and Lane Taylor both went down, so it was Runyan getting the call in the fourth quarter. 2020 NFL Draft: Michigan offensive lineman Jon Runyan Jr. selected by Green Bay Packers, Inside the promise Ben Mason made to Joe Milton, rest of Wolverines prior to Minnesota game. Register today or log in to access this premium article. How good can this unit get? “People were always giving me this kind of unfair comparisons against my dad, when I was just a 14-year-old kid trying to find my way. Despite a lengthy inactives list, the Green Bay Packers bounced back from last week's loss at Tampa Bay to rout the Houston Texans. Runyan is the eighth Wolverine to come off the board this weekend with Cesar Ruiz (1st round, New Orleans), Josh Uche (2nd round, New England), Ben Bredeson (4th round, Baltimore), Khaleke Hudson (5th round, Washington), Mike Danna (5th round, Kansas City) and Michael Onwenu (6th round, Patriots) and Donovan Peoples-Jones (6th round, Cleveland) preceding him. He allowed two sacks but 16 total pressures for a pressure rate of 3.9 percent. Personal life. Davante Adams' 196 receiving yards against Houston are the most by any player in the NFL this season. There is going to be a ton of new on this Michigan team, namely on the offensive side of the ball. (I am not sure if he was being sarcastic in that entire sentence or not, my assumption is he was if he was being honest.). Kickoff is at noon. The comparisons continued when Runyan enrolled at his father’s alma mater, Michigan, in 2015. Jon Runyan Sr. played collegiately at Michigan and went on to have a 14-year career in the NFL as an offensive tackle, nine of those seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the ceiling under him has remained at 10 wins at best and continuing to play second fiddle to Ohio State. Without left tackle David Bakhtiari, running back Aaron Jones, wide receiver Allen Lazard and cornerback Kevin King, the Packers were short-handed, especially on offense. If you recognize the name, yes, he’s the son of former NFL standout Jon Runyan. More than a decade after Runyan Sr. retired from the NFL, leading to a career in the U.S. House of Representatives (the Republican from New Jersey was elected to two terms), his soon took the stage at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Packers thought Runyan was one of their most improved players during camp, and he didn’t look overwhelmed in any way during his NFL debut. I think Michigan has a strength in its second-year offensive coordinator Josh Gattis. The NFL has given Runyan Jr. a 5.88 grade (out of 8), with draft analyst Lance Zierlein calling him a potential backup or special-teams player. The Green Bay Packers have selected former Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman Jon Runyan Jr. in the sixth round with the 192nd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.Runyan … “Growing up, it was kind of hard, especially trying to play football in the Philadelphia area,” Runyan said at the Scouting Combine. At Michigan, Jon Runyan started at left tackle as a junior and senior, earning first-team all-Big Ten in both seasons. MORE COMBINE: Michigan’s Mike Onwenu sheds weight, open to playing DL in NFL. Just imagine the lock down secondary that could be created from this list! Feel like I’m at the point my whole life I’ve been living kind of in the shadow, but I’m trying to step outside that shadow and cast a bigger one over that one.”. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Runyan is a name that will sound familiar to most football fans. Ohio State defensive end Chase Young (2) gets past Michigan offensive lineman Jon Runyan (75) in the third quarter of their Big Ten game at Michigan Stadium in … To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Green Bay's linebackers have been defenseless in the passing game. "It was really difficult, and I still get those comparisons to him,” Runyan Jr. said. There, Runyan Sr. was an all-Big Ten selection as an offensive lineman, a position the young Runyan had decided to take up. "It would be really cool,” Runyan Jr. said, pointing out that he went to the same college and grew up in the area, rooting for the Eagles. “I’d always watch the ball – Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, guys like that, because they’re the show. Martin produced six tackles and a tackle for loss while playing both inside linebacker positions. Some fans want things blown up and started over, while the majority seems resigned to the fact that the program simply is what it is right now and hope a breakthrough comes along at some point. Here we have the mutant and always ugly Michigan Wolverines. The rookie class across the NFL was challenged this offseason, given the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. Just not his dad. The 2020 NFL Draft takes place all weekend with the first round on Thursday (8 p.m. At Michigan, Jon Runyan started at left tackle as a junior and senior, earning first-team all-Big Ten in both seasons. Roberts, who has played in 85 career games, was released by the Carolina Panthers on Monday. “Growing up, it was kind of hard, especially trying to play football in the Philadelphia area,” Runyan Jr. told reporters on Wednesday. Swiped off Atlanta's practice squad last week, James Burgess started 10 games for the Jets last season and recorded a team-high 80 tackles. The Green Bay Packers (4-1) will face the Houston Texans (1-5) at noon Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston. Roberts played 44 snaps over the last three games with the Panthers but didn't have a target or catch. The younger Runyan was merely a three-star recruit. My whole career, I’ve always just wanted to get on the field.”, Seventh round: S Vernon Scott, OLB Jonathan Garvin, Sixth round (C): Packers make it a third O-lineman, Sixth round (B): Oregon center Jake Hanson, Sixth round (A): The son of an elite offensive lineman, Fifth round: Packers select linebacker Kamal Martin. The Green Bay Packers (4-1) play at the Houston Texans (1-5) on Sunday at NRG Stadium. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. But, “I haven’t really thought about it much. What we learned from Michigan’s blowout win against Minnesota, Aidan Hutchinson says players, not coaches, led charge for more poise this offseason, Michigan put its RB talent and depth on display against Minnesota, Kickoff time set for Michigan’s trip to Indiana on Nov. 7, Monday presser recap: Jim Harbaugh reveals injury status of Dax Hill, more, Recapping a chaotic first week of action in Big Ten Football. I would expect a deal would get done at some point. The Ultimate Husker Defensive Back Bracket: First Round Voting is Open. Here is what you need to know along with a prediction. On one hand, he has more than stabilized a program that was in shambles for nearly a decade when he got there. He left a pretty strong impression at the end of the season by handling OSU edge rusher Chase Young (who will likely be a top-two pick) and keeping him out of the backfield mostly on his own. Despite the injuries, the Packers' offense managed to put up 35 points and the defense played its best game of the season. INDIANAPOLIS — The further Jon Runyan Jr. goes in his career, the more he draws comparisons to his father. He played 15 issue-free snaps, including eight as a pass blocker, and Matt LaFleur didn’t hesitate calling run plays behind him. I’ve been pitching my versatility as an offensive lineman. Defensive performances in big games. Runyan, a sixth-round pick transitioning to guard, went into Week 1 needing a rash of injuries to interior linemen to get on the field. While the football IQ is obvious, his lack of technique and functional strength are major concerns. Michigan offensive tackle Jon Runyan is not what you expect him to be on tape, especially if you have his father on your mind who was a former Pro Bowler in the NFL. Last season, the Packers finished a surprising ninth in points allowed. He could be a valuable backup in 2020 and a potential starter in 2021. "I was encouraged by what Kamal did," coach Matt LaFleur said. Then wanted to put all the others at the end because he knows you’re all interested in the Big Ten as a whole - even Rutgers. Michigan fans are in a complicated spot with Jim Harbaugh. 6-3/7-2 depending on the final crossover game; Best win: Penn State; Potential Surprise Loss: Indiana, In Their Words: Michigan Wolverines As Previewed By Maize N Brew, Report Card: Ohio State Buckeyes 52, Huskers 17. Billy Turner was inactive, and Lucas Patrick and Lane Taylor both went down, so it was Runyan … “I never really watched him,” he said. “I think I will always have the capability of kicking it outside to tackle just based off my athletic ability. I didn’t even know what position I was good at yet. I even did kind of play center my first year at Michigan, so I still have that. Runyan was a steady college player, but does not project to be a Pro Bowler or stalwart like his father was. The Green Bay Packers on Saturday downgraded left tackle David Bakhtiari and made a series of roster moves before facing the Houston Texans on Sunday. I feel like I’m at the point that my whole life, I’ve been kind of living in his shadow. That changed over time. His football acumen and smarts on the field are by far the biggest positive to his game and that should wind up being something that at the very least gets him onto a preseason roster.

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