Left Tackles Fill Offensive Line

Of the Packers' 17 offensive linemen, 13 of them played at least some left tackle in college. Here's the rundown of all 17 blockers.

Left tackle is considered a premium position in the NFL.

For the Green Bay Packers' offensive line, playing left tackle is practically a prerequisite.

Among the Packers' starting offensive linemen, three of the five starters were collegiate left tackles. Of the 17 linemen on the 90-man roster, 13 played left tackle in college.

"Isn't that something?" offensive line coach James Campen said.


LT Marshall Newhouse: Started 38 games at left tackle during his final three seasons at TCU.

LG T.J. Lang: Lang started at left tackle as a junior and senior and at right tackle as a sophomore for Eastern Michigan. He opened his career at defensive tackle.

C Jeff Saturday: Saturday, who went undrafted, was a two-time all-conference first-team selection at center at North Carolina.

RG Josh Sitton: Sitton was a three-year starter, spending most of those years at Central Florida playing right tackle.

RT Bryan Bulaga: Bulaga started 28 games during his three years at Iowa, including 23 games at left tackle.

Returning players

C/G Evan Dietrich-Smith: After starting at left guard and right tackle during his final two years at Idaho State, Dietrich-Smith opened 23 games at left tackle as a junior and senior.

G Ray Dominguez: Dominguez started 33 games at left tackle during his final three years at Arkansas.

C Sampson Genus: Genus, who was moved to the defensive line as a sophomore, started 25 games at center during his final two years at South Florida.

T Derek Sherrod: Sherrod started his final 35 games at Southern Mississippi at left tackle, including All-America honors as a junior and senior.

T Herb Taylor: Taylor spent his first three years at TCU starting at right guard before sliding over to left tackle as a senior in 2006.


T Shea Allard: Allard started 33 games at left tackle over his final three years at Delaware.

G Don Barclay: A reserve guard as a freshman, Barclay was a three-year starter at left tackle for West Virginia.

G Jaymes Brooks: Brooks started the final 42 games of his Virginia Tech career at right gaurd.

G Grant Cook: Before winning the starting job at right guard as a senior, Cook had started just seven games. As a freshman in 2008, he opened the year as the No. 2 left tackle behind Dominguez.

T Andrew Datko: Despite an injury-filled career, Datko started 40 career games at left tackle for Florida State.

C Tommie Draheim: Draheim, who was a four-year starter at center and an all-state performer as a senior in high school, was a three-year starter at left tackle for San Diego State.

T Mike McCabe: McCabe was a three-year starter, including the final two years at left tackle, for Holy Cross.

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