Packers: Three players already on roster who can make a difference
By Jesse Fry
Which three players currently on the Green Bay Packers roster could be difference-makers in 2020?
Now is the time when player acquisition is all the rage, but many times it’s those already on the roster who make the difference.
Mock drafts and fantasizing about new weapons for Aaron Rodgers are taking up the minds of Packers fans everywhere. You can’t click on a website without some type of new player addition taking up most of the headlines.
Often overlooked in the madness of the NFL’s version of the hot stove is the player, or players, who finished the season strong and could be ready to step into a larger role and become the next difference-maker.
Sometimes it comes from the mid-round rookie draft pick who takes his first full NFL offseason seriously and fulfills his potential. Other times it’s the veteran who finally finds his footing and matches talent with skill.
Examples include Tramon Williams, who went from practice squad to starter to Pro Bowl in three short years, or Dean Lowry, who went from rotational player to highly-paid starter.
The Packers will have plenty of candidates to go with openings. As there is every year, there will be enough roster turnover, creating new holes to be filled, granting opportunities for both incoming and returning players.
Here are three I think will make the jump.