Packers final 53-man roster predictions ahead of 2020 season

Green Bay Packers, Rashan Gary (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Rashan Gary (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark
Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Defensive line (5) – 34/53

Kenny Clark, Kingsley Keke, Dean Lowry, Tyler Lancaster, Treyvon Hester

We move onto the defense, starting with perhaps the most concerning position on this side of the ball. Outside of Kenny Clark, who just signed a contract extension, there is a lot of uncertainty along the defensive line?

Who will start next to Clark? At this point, your guess is as good as mine.

The Packers will have high hopes for Kingsley Keke in his second season. A good sign is that Keke has made some plays throughout training camp.

If Keke can take the next step, the Packers will be much stronger up front on defense.

Green Bay also needs Dean Lowry to return to form after a disappointing 2019 season. He was given a contract extension last year for a reason, now the Packers need to see more from him.

It sure seems like the team is confident in this group after not making too many changes in the offseason.

I have the Packers going with five defensive linemen, but defensive coordinator Mike Pettine can also use Za’Darius Smith and Rashan Gary on the inside, so they do have some additional flexibility up front.

Up against Dalvin Cook in Week 1, all eyes will be on the Packers’ run defense, and that starts up front along the defensive line.