Easily the biggest story to come out of the Green Bay Packers' first training camp practice of 2011 was Derek Sherrod practicing with the first team offense at left guard. With the departure of Daryn Colledge, most believed that T.J. Lang would open camp as the starter, while some made the case for Bryan Bulaga to move to that spot. I even heard some shouts for Nick McDonald to get a shot at the job. Sherrod at left guard? It was a possibility we all considered, but I don't think anyone expected him to start there on day one.
Of course, this could mean nothing. Things could change when the pads go on, or in the first preseason game, or really at any point in time. It's impossible for any of us to know what Mike McCarthy is thinking and whether or not he sees Sherrod as a left guard long term, short term, or in any term at all.
I am, at the very least, interested to see Sherrod get some time at guard. Ted Thompson has a history of drafting college tackles that McCarthy converts to guards, so this shouldn't be surprising at all. What do you guys think? Do you feel like Sherrod has a chance to be the starting left guard in Week 1 of the regular season, or do you want to wait until seeing a couple preseason games to jump to any conclusions?