4. Josh Sitton (Ray’s pick)
In fact, these two players are far and away the best guard tandem in the entire league – profootballfocus.com actually ranks Lang just about Sitton at #5, while Sitton is ranked sixth among all NFL guards.
Lang and Sitton are two players who could be swapped in this list with no argument here, but Sitton is given the nod a bit higher only because he has been recognized more often by his peers for the Pro Bowl and played a few more snaps in 2014.
In 2014, Sitton played 1,016 snaps, finishing with an overall rating by profootballfocus of 22.7 (19.2 in pass blocking and 1.9 in run blocking. He committed only three penalties that season, allowed four quarterback hits and six quarterback hurries.
In addition, Sitton was also named at that time to Pro Football Focus’s top 100 NFL players …
Here is what they had to say after the 2014 season:
"35. Josh Sitton, LG, Green Bay Packers (25th) Sitton isn’t the kind of guard you notice a lot and that’s a good thing. Only beaten for 10 quarterback disruptions all year, he just doesn’t make a lot of mistakes, and there aren’t many defensive players who get the better of him. Was exceptional during the playoffs saving his best performance for when it mattered most. Best Performance: Conference Championship, GB @ SEA, +5.2 Key Stat: His Pass Blocking Efficiency score of 98.7 was joint best in the nation."
Last year Sitton was in on more than 1,300 snaps in 19 games, finishing with an overall grade of 86.6 (88.1 passing and 83.4 rushing)
Since 2009, he’s been a starter for the Packers, missing only two games in 2011. He’s a tough sonofagun, who played through foot injuries last season to turn in one of his most productive of his career.
In 2013, he made the move to the left side and was to be joined there by fellow lineman Bryan Bulaga. But that was before Bulaga went down with a season-ending injury and was replaced by then-rookie left tackle David Bakhtiari.
Without panic, both Sitton and Lang helped Linsley become one of the biggest surprises among several rookies who contributed.
Sitton also demonstrated late last season that he was the consummate team player when he slid to the left in Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings to play left tackle when David Bakhtiari was injured.
Though he showed clearly he wasn’t a long-term answer at the position, he held his own for at least one night.
Sitton will once again be part of one of the most consistent units on the Packers’ squad in 2016.
Next: No. 4 (Freddie's pick)