Packers: Five players 25 and under who will shape future of team

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Green Bay Packers, Darnell Savage
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The Green Bay Packers have long been known for building the core of their team through the draft-and-develop method.

This has continually put the franchise in the best position for long-term success by locking up their own players through their prime.

With so many uncertainties surrounding the future of the Packers, let’s take a moment to examine the players already on the roster that will have the greatest impact on the franchise moving forward.

Honorable mention: Safety – Darnell Savage – Age 23

GM Brian Gutekunst thought highly enough of Darnell Savage to take him in Round 1 of the 2019 draft. Since then we have seen glimpses of the kind of player he is capable of becoming. At his best, Savage can be an explosive play-maker on the back end of the defense.

He has a nose for the ball and sooner rather than later it’s going to start leading to turnovers. The way Savage is able to break on the ball so quick is something that’s purely instinctual. He also offers versatility in the sense that I have no doubt he would be one of the team’s best options in the slot if needed. This versatility will give coaches options and allow the D coordinator to get his best 11 players on the field in every situation.

I’m of the opinion that Savage has the highest ceiling of any safety the Packers have had since Nick Collins (no I don’t think he’s as good as Collins). Savage plays bigger than his size and isn’t afraid to get downhill to make a tackle. I really love the player Savage is growing into and think he has a bright future for the green and gold. I expect him to be in Green Bay for years to come.