10. Kingsley Keke
The Packers need to improve along the defensive line and they’ll be relying on the development of their young players on the roster to do so. Outside of signing Treyvon Hester, the Packers haven’t made too many changes to the defensive line.
Second-year Kingsley Keke will be a player to watch this season. A fifth-round pick a year ago, Keke played on nine percent of the Packers’ defensive snaps in 2019, according to Pro Football Reference. He could help fix some of the team’s run defense issues with a bigger role this season.
9. Oren Burks
Another area of the defense the Packers didn’t make as many moves as expected was at inside linebacker. They decided not to re-sign Blake Martinez or B.J. Goodson, which is notable as both players were ahead of Oren Burks on the depth chart.
The Packers have signed Christian Kirksey who will likely start, but this is a big year for Burks. The former third-round pick has an opportunity to earn a much bigger role on this defense after only playing on six percent of the team’s defensive snaps a year ago, according to Pro Football Reference. If Burks can reach his potential in 2020, it would be huge for Green Bay’s defense.