GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the Packers used the 23rd overall pick in the 2010 draft to select offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga, it made sense. At the time, veteran left tackle Chad Clifton was about to begin his 11th NFL season at age 34, and his days as a starter appeared to be winding down.
Bulaga, who played left tackle at Iowa and was the Big Ten's offensive lineman of the year, seemed to be Clifton's eventual replacement.
However, just two years later, that plan has been scrapped and the Packers will instead continue using Bulaga as their starting right tackle.
On the weekend of the 2012 NFL draft, coach Mike McCarthy dismissed any notion of switching Bulaga to left tackle now that Clifton's career in Green Bay is over.
"I don't see any reason to go down that road," McCarthy said. "I think Bryan is on the verge of being a Pro Bowler at right tackle. I look for him to have that type of season."
But Bulaga, who is still only 23 years old and seemed like a logical choice to be the ...