6. T.J. Lang (Freddie’s pick)
Ted Thompson is the master of hitting the jackpot every time he selects an offensive lineman on the draft’s final day. Starting left tackle David Bakhtiari was a fourth-rounder in 2013, and starting center Corey Linsley was found in the fifth round two years ago. Back in 2009, Thompson selected guard T.J. Lang in the fourth round.
Fast forward to the current day and Lang is one of the best guards in the NFL alongside his partner Josh Sitton. Last season, Lang was ranked fifth among 81 graded guards by Pro Football Focus with a grade of 88.8, which fits firmly into the ‘Pro Bowl’ category and only just short of ‘Elite’.
Yet believe it or not, Lang has never been selected to a Pro Bowl. The underrated guard did, however get his hands on the Lombardi Trophy in 2010 as part of the Packers’ Super Bowl winning team.
Lang is one of the unsung heroes week in week out working in the trenches. He often plays through multiple injuries and still churns out high level performances. Lang is easily one Thompson’s very best draft picks, particularly when you see how late he was drafted.
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