The Green Bay Packers first-round draft choice, Bryan Bulaga, showed up to meet the media on Thursday afternoon and it made it clear he plans on playing left tackle.
“I’d like to play left tackle, but obviously there is a lot of work that comes with that. You have to earn that position; that is not just given out,” Bulaga said.
There have been suggestions Bulaga could begin his career at right tackle or even one of the guard spots. That reality is something he understands and something he’s prepared to handle.
“I played left tackle for the two years at Iowa and I played left guard. I think I am versatile enough that I can kick inside or kick over to the right side.”
Something else Bulaga made clear on Thursday is he plans to start, but knows nothing is going to be handed to him.
“Obviously my goal in the end is to get on the field and play. That’s something that in my mind I want to do, I want to play football. From my freshman year in high school, I got moved up to sophomore, then from sophomore to varsity. And then not redshirting my freshman year and playing right away,” Bulaga said. “I’m used to playing football. I’m used to being thrown in there and playing. But if the case is that I’m not playing, then I didn’t earn it and the coaches thought I wasn’t ready, and that’s just the bottom line. I’m going to determine if I’m on the field or not. It’s as simple as that.”
I like this guy already. Click here for more on how Bulaga may affect the Packers’ offensive line this season.