Analysis: How Much Might T.J. Lang Play in 2010?

T.J. Lang won the APC vote to start at left guard for the Green Bay Packers, but he's expected to play exclusively on the right side next season:

It may not be fair to say he was jack of all trades, master of none, but it felt that way sometimes. All the moving around had its benefits, getting Lang more playing time as a rookie than he might have expected.

But it had its drawbacks, too, not allowing him to get all that comfortable in any one position while he was still learning an NFL offense for the first time. 

If he had to pick one, Lang would probably lean toward right tackle, where he's seen as a potential heir apparent to the veteran Tauscher. 

Also, he's expected to start training camp with a brace on his surgically repaired wrist:

"I'm expecting to be out there on the field the first day of training camp. My wrist will probably still be bugging me a little bit. I'll probably have to play with a heavy brace, if not a cast, but as long as I'm out there running around, getting more comfortable with the plays and with the position I'll be at, I'll improve pretty quickly." 

Depending on the health of veteran LT Chad Clifton and RT Mark Tauscher, it's possible Lang and rookie LT Bryan Bulaga spend most of the season on the bench, waiting in the wings to eventually replace them in 2011 or 2012. 

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