2. Green Bay Packers
The Packers might surprise some people by being this high on the list, but they didn’t perform nearly as bad as their reputation might suggest. Of course, there was the Aaron Rodgers injury which changed the whole outlook of the unit’s performance. In his place was Brett Hundley who became well known for holding the bar far too long in his indecisiveness.
The left side of the line is locked in. David Bakhtiari is one of the best left tackles in all of football and can do it all. Lane Taylor was also impressive and hardly had his name called in the broadcast booth last season. That’s great news for a new offensive lineman.
Corey Linsley had somewhat of a down year at center, but should be back and better than ever as he continues to move forward in his development.
They certainly have questions on the right side of the line, however. Jahri Evans, last year’s starter, is an unrestricted free agent. Bryan Bulaga is also out to begin the year, as he continues to recover from a torn ACL. Justin McCray figures to take one of those spots with Jason Spriggs, Kyle Murphy and Byron Bell battle for the other.
This unit has had increasing difficulties in staying healthy over the years and that was never more true than last season. Nine different guys were on the field for more than 200 snaps. However, they need to turn that around in order to have continued success along the offensive line.