Starter: David Bakhtiari
Left tackle is an interesting situation for the Green Bay Packers. David Bakhtiari, who has been entrenched at the spot since taking over for Bryan Bulaga four years ago, will become a free agent after the 2016 season.
Enter Jason Spriggs, the tackle from the University of Indiana who Ted Thompson traded up in the draft to nab. He is a mountain of a man who many feel is the future of the position for Green Bay.
Bakhtiari, who has been hot and cold during his career – many thinking he commits too many mental errors – has been good, but not great in protecting Aaron Rodgers’ blind side. How many times have you seen a defensive end bearing down on Rodgers as Bakhtiari tries to maintain control? That’s got to be frustrating for Green Bay’s coaches.
But will he be good enough in 2016 to be considered for re-signing? Again, much footbal needs to be played before that happens.
Backup: Jason Spriggs
As for Spriggs, we’ll see a lot of him in the preseason and the coaches will certainly be watching his development. If he is to be the future of the position for Green Bay, we’ll probably know by the end of training camp.
Keep your eye on these two guys.
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