The way the Green Bay Packers use their offensive linemen, they prefer players who can handle multiple positions.

Take three of the five players who finished the season as starters: Right tackle Don Barclay spent a good chunk of training camp playing guard and played every position other than center last summer; center Evan Dietrich-Smith started four games at left guard before taking over as the starting center in Week 16; left guard T.J. Lang jumped over to right tackle for three starts late in the season.

For a team that opened the 2012 season with just seven linemen, versatility is a must.

That’s why they’re taking a long look at draft prospect David Quessenberry, a 6-foot-5, 302-pound offensive lineman from San Jose State. He’s projected to be a mid-round pick, perhaps as high as a third-rounder. After starting his college career as a tight end, he was a three-year starter at left tackle. At the Senior Bowl, Packers general manager Ted Thompson and his scouts watched Quessenberry play all five positions on the line.

“I’ve been getting a lot of different feedback from a lot of different teams,” Quessenberry said this week during a break from pre-draft workouts. “A lot of people see me as a tackle, and others see me as a guard or center. A team like Green Bay, they see me at all five, and that’s where my value is, being able to play all those positions and handle all that. I’ve gotten real positive feedback from them.”

In his eight drafts as the Packers’ GM, Thompson has drafted 14 offensive linemen. He’s taken at least one every year. Four times (2005, 2008, 2010 and 2011) he has picked two and once (2006) he selected three, so there’s a good chance he will take at least one more this year. He currently has eight picks — one in each round plus the fifth-round compensatory pick — but often ends up acquiring more picks during the draft.