Green Bay Packers 2015 season grades: Offensive line
The biggest obstacle in the way of Bryan Bulaga is with his own health. Bulaga has struggled to kick the injury bug throughout his career, and missed four games in 2015. When healthy, he’s a reliable right tackle the Packers can trust.
Bulaga was re-signed last offseason to a five-year, $34 million contract after an impressive 2014 in which he stayed (relatively) healthy. When he was on the field this year, the six-year tackle put in solid performances. Bulaga was charged with 3.5 sacks and 22.5 pressures.
The Packers can trust Bulaga at right tackle — he’s a reliable pass protector and is an above-average run blocker. He is capable of doing his job well without requiring help and he is a key part to a strong starting line (when everyone is healthy).
The biggest concern moving forward with his multi-year deal is his availability. As they say, a player’s best ability is his availability. Recurring knee injuries have plagued Bulaga throughout his career, and he never seems far away from returning to the sideline. Ensuring there is adequate depth at the position is important for the Packers this offseason.
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