5. DT Devonte Wyatt
Drafted in the first round this past April, the Packers will be hoping defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt can contribute from year one.
For the first time in what feels like forever, the Packers have strong depth across their defensive line. Wyatt joins a group featuring Pro Bowler Kenny Clark, free-agent signing Jarran Reed, and Dean Lowry.
In May, NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal projected that Wyatt will be a starter in the Packers’ defensive line next to Clark and Lowry.
While it is hard to disagree with that, it would be a surprise if Reed isn’t a regular starter in this defense. But Green Bay’s great depth up front is what makes this so interesting.
In previous years, the Packers would need Wyatt to start whether he was ready or not. That isn’t the case this season, as Joe Barry’s unit already has three capable starters in Clark, Reed, and Lowry.
Wyatt is 24 years old, so the Packers will hope he can contribute early on.
And there is good reason to believe he can. Wyatt was a key part of a dominant Georgia defense, and he earned the highest Pro Football Focus grade of all Power Five defensive linemen last year.
As a first-round pick, Wyatt will be a player to watch.