Corey Linsley’s journey has taken him from Youngstown to Columbus and, now, on to Green Bay. The Ohio State center was drafted by the 161st pick in the fifth round.
Linsley is the second Buckeye offensive lineman taken in the draft, joining left tackle Jack Mewhort, who went to the Indianapolis Colts. Linsley started all 26 games at center the past two seasons, turning into an All-Big Ten player and captain.
"His pass blocking is very good,” Packers offensive line coach James Campen said. “He showed ability to block nose one-on-one. It's going to be a very, very competitive camp.”
Linsley will compete with JC Tretter and Garth Gerhart for the starting center job.
In 2013, Linsley was vital in Ohio State’s record-setting offense, which established new highs for points scored (637), total yards (7,167), rushing yards (4,321), passing touchdowns (38) and total touchdowns (83).
My childhood team!! Dream come true! So excited to start this journey and work to become a member of the Packers!! pic.twitter.com/D0fVrSo353
— Corey Linsley #71 (@Linsley71) May 10, 2014