Packers offensive line: The Packers have invested a significant amount of resources into their offensive line over the last three years. Two first-round draft picks (Bryan Bulaga and Derek Sherrod), a notable free-agent signee (Jeff Saturday) and a few contract extensions (Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang). Despite all that investment, the offensive line is still nowhere near the level of the Packers’ skill position groups.
Where are we now:
Here are the current suspects;
- Bryan Bulaga (1st round)
- Don Barclay (undrafted)
- Josh Sitton (4th round)
- Evan Dietrich-Smith (undrafted)
- T.J. Lang (4th round)
- Marshall Newhouse (5th round)
- Derek Sherrod (1st round)
- Greg Van Roten (undrafted)
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Bulaga: There are all kinds of questions swirling around Bulaga right now. Will he ever be the pro-bowler many think he’s capable of being? Will he move to left tackle in 2013? What do we make of his dismal start in 2012? Can he stay healthy? That last question is probably the most important. I don’t think Bulaga was 100 percent healthy to start 2012, and that was part of the reason he struggled so much early. Whether he moves to the left side depends on a lot of things: What is Derek Sherrod’s status? Does Mike McCarthy want a more physical line? Does Ted Thompson draft another tackle in April?