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Bryan Bulaga (OT)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    314 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Iowa
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Green Bay Packers
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 23 (23)
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Pick Analysis: The Packers add a quality offensive tackle prospect with the selection of Bryan Bulaga. Although the team has a pair of veterans in Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher in place to start in 2010, Bulaga gives the team much-needed depth and an eventual successor to develop for the future.

Overview

Bulaga is a good, not a great, talent as a left tackle. Like most Iowa linemen he will come into the league with a good understanding of the game as well as the position he plays. He understands angles and blocking schemes and is quick to recognize and adjust to games up front. He is quick to set the edge and knows how to get a good fit with his hands but will struggle when speed rushers transfer that speed into power. He can be inconsistent with his footwork and is not an elite athlete for the position but there is enough there to make an eventual starter at left tackle.


Strengths

Bulaga has great size and speed for the tackle position. Displays initial quickness getting back into his pass protection set and off the ball in the running game. Plays with sound technique. Is a cerebral player. Bulaga’s really competitive, plays until the whistle and will really finish his blocks. Productive in college.

Weaknesses

There are questions about his lower body strength to hold up at the point of attack and drive defenders backwards. Bulaga can be inconsistent with his footwork when asked to deal with speed rushers or move laterally. Is not a great knee bender.

Grade

8.5

 

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  • Packers take Bulaga

    Published: April 22, 2010 at 10:18 p.m.

    The Packers select Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga with the 23rd pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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