Defensive line (6)
Green Bay’s defensive line will no longer need to carry the defense. Despite the excellent play of the defensive linemen in recent years, they’ve been let down by the edge rushers and secondary. That could all change following the offseason.
One area the Packers remained mostly the same on defense was along the defensive line. But that’s hardly a surprise considering the talent they already have up front. Earlier this week, Kenny Clark came in at No. 37 in Pro Football Focus’ rankings of the NFL’s 50 best players entering the 2019 season. Teammate Mike Daniels is a former Pro Bowler in his own right and has 15 sacks over the past four seasons.
The success of the defensive line will come down to the depth, which the Packers have. Dean Lowry has made 19 regular season starts over the past two seasons, and rookie Kingsley Keke could also make an impact in year one. First-round pick Rashan Gary could also play along the defensive line.
Overall, the defensive line remains one of the strongest part of the Packers’ roster. The team just needs some better injury luck than last year, as starters Clark, Daniels and Muhammad Wilkerson all finished the season on injured reserve.