Another rookie who made an impact in Thursday’s game was linebacker Ty Summers, who the Packers selected in the seventh round back in April. He played fast and seemed to make a tackle on just about every play. Summers was most impressive in the first quarter.
Summers made 10 total tackles with nine solo tackles, but he was still left disappointed that he didn’t have more.
“Yeah, it seems like it’s a good night, but when I know that I should’ve had probably about four more, that’s frustrating,” Summers said following the game.
But Summers shouldn’t be too frustrated as he played well. He made mistakes, but that’s to be expected in your first NFL game. Especially considering that he played the entire game.
Summers played well and forced the team to take notice. With his ability to play on special teams, and also make an impact on defense, Summers has put himself in a very good position to make this roster. If Oren Burks is out for long with a shoulder injury, Summers may even get an opportunity to start more often.
A lot is expected of first-round picks Rashan Gary and Darnell Savage, but to see two late-round defensive draft picks make an impact in the preseason opener is exciting.