JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have acquired OL Cole Van Lanen via trade with the Green Bay Packers, the team announced today. Additionally, the team waived OL Wes Martin.
Van Lanen was originally selected by Green Bay in the sixth round (214th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft. He appeared in one game in 2021 with the Packers.
Van Lanen played in 45 games with 19 starts at left tackle in his four seasons with the Wisconsin Badgers, with 18 starts in his final two seasons. He earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors as a senior in 2020 and was named Second-Team All-Big Ten as a junior in 2019. In 2018, he played in 13 games and helped the Badgers rushing attack post the sixth-most rushing yards (273.4) yards in the country and blocked for Doak Walker Award winner RB Jonathan Taylor. He attended Bay Port (Green Bay, Wisc.) High School and was named the Fox River Classic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year as a junior and senior.