6. TJ Lang, Right Guard
One of the pillars of the Packers offensive line during the past decade was guard TJ Lang. He departed for the Detroit Lions last offseason, but was a pivotal piece of the Green Bay offense during his time with the team.
Lang was drafted in 2009 in the fourth round. Like many of his former teammates, the two-time Pro Bowler is just one of many Packers linemen to have been drafted in the middle rounds. While general manager, Ted Thompson found much success drafting linemen in the fourth and fifth rounds.
Something that may be unknown about Lang is the fact he played defensive tackle during his freshman season at Eastern Michigan. After switching over to left tackle as a sophomore, he found enough success to warrant being drafted.
Even though he’s no longer with the team, Lang was (and still is) one of the best guards in the league. His excellent pass-blocking was one of the main reasons Aaron Rodgers won an MVP award in 2011 and 2014.
Lang will always be remembered for being a grinder, displaying gutsy performances week after week; even when injured.