During every NFL season, young players emerge from the depths of their team's roster to become solid contributors.
Whether they re rookies or just players who haven't gotten their chance yet, these youngsters surprise fans and management by stepping up and playing well for their respective teams.
Last year, the Packers got a great effort from T.J. Lang, who had previously been a role player and emerged as a quality starter this year.
Lang was able to fill a big hole at left guard coming into 2011, and to the delight of fans and coaches, TJ limited pressure up the middle and did his job to keep Aaron Rodgers off his feet.
In 2012, more players will likely come out of nowhere and contribute like the previously mentioned Lang.
These guys should be on your radar as potential breakout players next season for Green Bay.