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The Packers suffered a massive loss with the season-ending knee injury to left tackle Bryan Bulaga. Depending on whom you ask, Bulaga is either the best or second-best lineman on the Packers' roster. In his absence, the Packers will rely upon a rookie, David Bakhtiari, at the second-most important position in football.
Though slightly undersized, Bakhtiari possesses quick feet and a wide stance. His solid play through training camp has eased Packer Nation's fears, but no doubt he is a downgrade from Bulaga.
The lone bright spot on the Packers line is left guard Josh Sitton. Sitton has played at a Pro Bowl level the past few seasons and should continue that into this year.
At center, former backup Evan Dietrich-Smith looks to solidify a position that has been in flux since Scott Wells departed to St. Louis after the 2011 season.
The right side of the offensive line is below average. Guard T.J. Lang and tackle Marshall Newhouse moved from the left side to the right this offseason after it was determined they weren't consistent enough to protect Rodgers' blind side. Unfortunately, the Packers don't have many better options at either position.
However, that may change with the emergence of Don Barclay, whose strong performance in camp has him locked in a battle for the starting right tackle position.
Barclay is a better run blocker than Newhouse and has shown he can handle himself in pass protection as well. If Newhouse doesn't start impressing, look for Barclay to get a chance to start Week 1.
This group is by far the weakest link offensively for the Packers and could really hinder the team's chance to reach its potential.