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Bryan Bulaga may be the best hitter in the NFL

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Bulaga suffered an ACL tear on August 5 during team practice. He is expected to miss the entire season. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Packers' first-round draft pick, offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga out of Iowa, may be the best hitter in the NFL.

No, not hitting as in blocking and tackling. Hitting a ball with a bat.

Th 6-5, 314-pound Bulaga (pictured), who was the 23rd overall selection in the draft, hit 14 home runs while taking batting practice at Miller Park on Saturday before the Brewers took on the Philadelphia Phillies.

According a story by the Associated Press, Bulaga, who said he played first base, catcher and pitcher at Marian Central Catholic High School in Illinois (though his bio on the Iowa athletics website doesn't mention him playing baseball), hit a few homers into the second deck.

Bulaga had been criticized for not having long arms during the draft process, which is a key component for an offensive tackle. But in the AP story, he was said to have good extension, and the numbers certainly back that up.

What this actually means for his football career is anyone's guess. But he'll go to training camp with some bragging rights (which few rookies do), as veterans Mark Tauscher and Aaron Rodgers combined for just three homers in their batting practice turns last month.

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