Getting voted to an All-Pro team is one of the NFL's highest honors. Unlike the Pro Bowl, which is heavily influenced by fan voting and reputation as opposed to merit, the All-Pro selections are done by a more select and respected group of voters. After the MVP and Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year awards, All-Pro selections are the most important factor in Hall of Fame voting. So needless to say, when a player earns one of these selections it signifies a considerable amount.
The NFL and the Associated Press announced the 2013 All-Pro teams today, and two Packers made the list.
Josh Sitton, one of the league's elite offensive linemen since becoming a starter in 2009, earned his first All-Pro selection. Other than a penalty plagued opening week, Sitton has been stellar as he quietly put together his best season. He was named Second-Team All-Pro.
Sitton was a principle part of the offensive line shift that took place in Green Bay this offseason, as Mike McCarthy desired continuity for newly minted left tackle Bryan Bulaga. When an ACL tear ended Bulaga's season in training camp, it was up to Sitton to accommodate for rookie left tackle David Bakhtiari. Sitton did exactly that, and the Packers appear to have the left side of their line in place for the foreseeable future.
Running back Eddie Lacy also enjoyed an All-Pro selection. In his first season, Lacy has developed into the best tailback the Packers have featured since Ahman Green's heyday in the early 2000s. Despite missing several games to a concussion during the first quarter of the season, Lacy finished the year with 1,178 yards on 284 carries and 11 touchdowns, all bests among rookies.
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