Defensive line (5)
After moving on from Mike Daniels ahead of training camp, the Packers need one of their young defensive tackles to step up. Montravius Adams could be the player to do just that. He made an impressive start to preseason with a pressure that caused a sack. Adams finished the game with a tackle, but the impact he made on the game won’t show up on the stat sheet.
Adams has also been one of the most improved players on defense, according to teammate Kenny Clark and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.
If Adams continues this form into the regular season, the Packers defensive line will be tough to stop.
Rookie Kingsley Keke only finished with one tackle in the preseason opener, but he played well and should play plenty of snaps on defense this year.
Starters Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry didn’t play in Thursday night’s game. The defensive line played well, and when both Clark and Lowry are also playing, the Packers could dominate games up front. Za’Darius Smith and Rashan Gary could also get some snaps along the defensive line.
Whether Clark and Lowry get much preseason game action remains to be seen, but I don’t think they need to play many snaps.