Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 1/27/13
Today is the first day of FOX Sports Wisconsin Packers writer Paul Imig's offseason evaluations of every player on Green Bay's roster. Come back every day between now and mid-March for Paul's in-depth film and statistical analysis and check out the upcoming schedule below: Today: OT Don Barclay Tuesday, Jan. 29: RB Cedric Benson Wednesday, Jan. 30: ILB Desmond Bishop Thursday, Jan. 31: WR Jarrett Boykin Friday, Feb. 1: OT Bryan Bulaga Saturday, Feb. 2: S Morgan Burnett Sunday, Feb. 3: CB Jarrett Bush Don Barclay, offensive tackle Season stats: 6 starts (4 regular season, 2 postseason), 5 sacks allowed, 19 QB hurries allowed, 3 false starts Best game: Opening-round playoff win against the Vikings (0 QB hurries allowed, 0 penalties,1.7 PFF rating) Worst game: Week 17 loss against the Vikings (3 sacks allowed, 1 penalty, -3.1 PFF rating) ProFootballFocus.com season rating: Minus-7.5 (No. 58 out of 74 among NFL offensive tackles this season; worst rating among all Packers offensive linemen) Expectations at the start of the season: Low Expectations were ... Exceeded Looking live: As an undrafted rookie, Barclay worked his way from being one of many unknown offensive linemen in training camp to locking up a spot on the Packers' Week 1 active roster. This was a significant accomplishment for Barclay and was a benefit to a team that was in serious need of depth on its offensive line. In Week 14, Barclay was inserted into a very difficult situation as the Packers' starting right tackle after Bulaga suffered a season-ending injury. He was serviceable and didn't stick out in a negative way, which is more than what most inexperienced undrafted players would be able to do in pressure-filled games on a playoff-bound team. Upon further review: For all the unexpected positives Barclay brought late in the season, he wasn't ready to be a starter on a pass-first team with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations. To his credit, Barclay rarely looked uncomfortable playing at the NFL level. The film, however, revealed further evidence that he struggled quite often in pass protection in five of the seven games that he appeared in at right tackle. Barclay had a difficult time in Week 17 in Minnesota, but he did come back a week later in a rematch with the Vikings and correct most of his mistakes. Interestingly, Barclay's worst and best game of the season came in those back-to-back meetings with Minnesota. As displayed by his widely differing performances against the Vikings, there wasn't a particular type of pass rusher he struggled against. Barclay mostly seemed to be in a battle against himself, playing well when he was properly able to handle everything that goes with his position and not playing well when it all looked like a bit too much at once. As a run blocker, Barclay performed well. When DuJuan Harris became Green Bay's featured running back late in the season, his outside rushes were more often in Barclay's direction and the results were fairly positive. Overall 2012 grade: C Status for 2013: 90 percent chance of being on the active roster in Week 1. The most likely scenario is that Barclay will once again be Bryan Bulaga's backup at right tackle. However, a healthy Derek Sherrod, the addition of a veteran offensive tackle or the addition of a high draft pick at offensive tackle could push Barclay out of the picture.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Manfred blames MLBPA for no significant rule changes in 2017

Report: Zach Britton has potential oblique injury

The Rock returns to WWE, leaves CM Punk a voicemail after 'Raw'

After outfield collision, Ichiro pranks teammate and claims he’s been cut

Simeon Rice gets vulgar with radio host over HOF debate

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ronda Rousey to be guest star on NBC’s ‘Blindspot’

Lakers replace Jim Buss with Magic Johnson, fire Kupchak

Report: James Harrison, Steelers share mutual interest in 2017 return

Jimmy Garoppolo’s mom keeping him up to speed on his trade rumors

Report: Clippers intent on keeping both Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

Slam dunks and startups: How all-star technology took over the NBA in The Big Easy

Nintendo is finally, thankfully embracing sports and eSports

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

Box Score 2/21: It's trade heartbreak season

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams and players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Movies you can stream now to get your football fix

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Nintendo is finally, thankfully embracing sports and eSports

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher to win 100 games with two different teams

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams, players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker