5. Bryan Bulaga
David Bakhtiari is unquestionably the Packers best offensive lineman. He’s had the left tackle position locked down the last few years and he’s so good we sometimes forget he’s even there.
On the opposite side of the line, however, is where Green Bay is going to need its biggest impact. Bryan Bulaga suffered a torn ACL in December and is questionable to begin the year in playing condition. One option certainly appears for him to land on the Physically Unable to Perform list and miss at least the first six weeks of the season.
If or when he does come back, he will play a critical role in the offense. Keeping Rodgers upright and giving him time to throw is of the utmost importance. If he can help protect Rodgers, that will allow the former MVP the time he needs to find the open man. And he might need a bit more time this season considering the apparent downgrade in weapons.
Bulaga’s ability or inability to stay on the field and protect Rodgers comes in at No. 5 on this list.