Defensive line (5, 33/53)
- Kenny Clark
- Dean Lowry
- Treyvon Hester
- Gerald Willis
- Kingsley Keke
Another player the Packers need to work out a long-term contract extension with is defensive tackle Kenny Clark. He’s quickly becoming a star defensive lineman who can stop the run but also make an impact as an interior pass rusher.
Marc Sessler of NFL.com put together an NFL All-Under-25 Team which, as the name suggests, features only players who are under 25 years old. Clark is one of the top interior defensive linemen on the team along with Dexter Lawrence of the New York Giants.
Dean Lowry is currently my pick for a starting job next to Clark but he needs to improve on last season. He fell short of expectations after signing a contract extension.
New additions Treyvon Hester and Gerald Willis both make the roster and will help strengthen the Packers’ struggling run defense. Green Bay will also be hoping Kingsley Keke can make a jump in his second season.
The Packers could easily keep six defensive linemen but considering how often Mike Pettine uses the dime package and loves to feature defensive backs, I’ve gone with just five. That means former third-round pick Montravius Adams and Tyler Lancaster miss out on the roster. There will be competition for roster spots this summer.