Green Bay Packers: 5 stars from training camp so far

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 11: Quinten Rollins
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GREEN BAY, WI – DECEMBER 11: Dean Lowry /

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Lowry had a relatively quiet rookie season in 2016, after being taken by the Packers in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. He had two sacks and nine tackles while playing in 18 of the Packers’ 19 games last season (including playoffs).

Lowry’s best performance came against the Texans on a snowy afternoon at Lambeau field. He recorded his first career sack, a deflected pass, and several tackles as well.

However, Lowry has clearly gotten better since the end of the 2016-17 season.

Lowry also spoke about his motivation to become more than just a role player this season, when interviewed by Jay Taft, reporter for the Rockford Register Star.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has been very impressed with Lowry thus far into training camp. McCarthy elaborated on the development of the second-year defensive lineman out of Northwestern University.

A bigger, stronger and faster Lowry would certainly go a long way in improving a defensive line that did not get much pressure on opposing quarterbacks last season.