Packers: 4 players with something to prove in 2020 season

Green Bay Packers, Rashan Gary (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Rashan Gary
Green Bay Packers, Rashan Gary (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Rashan Gary

A year ago, many draft analysts wrote that Rashan Gary needed some time to develop. And that’s what he was able to do in 2019 with Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith leading the way at edge rusher. Now that backup Kyler Fackrell is gone, expect to see Gary take on an increased role this season.

So it’s surprising to see how often Gary is called a “bust”. He’s only one year into his NFL career. First-round pick or not, Gary deserves time to show what he can do. And it starts this season.

Gary played just under a quarter of the Packers’ defensive snaps last season, according to Pro Football Reference, but this should increase this year.

Gary will be looking to prove the Packers right for drafting him in the first round last year. He has the potential to become a star pass rusher in the future, so this will be an important season for him.

After making two sacks in 16 games last season, Gary showed potential in moments. In his second season, he will be aiming to prove himself as a rising star at the position. And with Kyler Fackrell gone, the Green Bay Packers need Gary to make a second-year jump.