Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Packers' Sitton debuts in #NFLRank poll
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Josh Sitton is no longer an unknown commodity around the NFL.
Last season, the Green Bay Packers left guard was named to the Associated Press' All-Pro second team.
And now the seventh-year veteran has cracked the ESPN #NFLRank project, which picks the top 100 players on each side of the ball. When players 71-80 were revealed on Wednesday, Sitton popped up at No. 77.
He's the third Packers’ player to show up in the rankings so far, but the first on the offensive side of the ball.
ESPN Stats & Information has come up with nuggets about each player selected and had this to say about Sitton:
"Sitton and the Packers' offensive line allowed their running game to average 2.9 yards before contact per rush last season, fifth best in the NFL. Sitton played more offensive snaps than any other Packer last season.”
Packers in the rankings so far:
No. 95: CB Sam Shields
No. 81: DT B.J. Raji
No. 77: G Josh Sitton