Packers: 5 breakout candidates entering 2022 season
2. Rashan Gary
This could be the year Rashan Gary becomes an All-Pro and Pro Bowler.
Gary’s performances have improved each year since he was drafted 12th overall in 2019. He took his game to another level last season.
In 2021, Gary made 9.5 sacks and 28 quarterback hits, both career-highs. According to Pro Football Reference, he ranked fourth in the NFL for pressures and third in hurries.
Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus ranked Gary ninth among all edge rushers in the NFL entering the 2022 season.
Gary has already established himself as one of the best young pass rushers in football. He is also generating a ton of pressures. In 2022, he can turn his pressure rate into double-digit sacks and make more game-changing plays.
If he does, we could be talking about an All-Pro season.
Gary has the talent. He has the athleticism. He also has an incredible work ethic and attitude.
While many of the Packers’ veterans sat out of this week’s OTAs, Gary was there. Why? He wanted to set an example.
The Packers are lucky to have Gary. He has it all.
Gary has improved each season. This year, he can enter the conversation of being a top-five pass rusher and earn All-Pro honors.