Positive takeaway from Packers OTAs: Kingsley Enagbare making progress
A player to watch this summer is second-year pass rusher Kingsley Enagbare.
Engabare started seven games as a rookie, stepping in for an injured Rashan Gary. He showed potential, finishing the season with three sacks, eight quarterback hits, and three pass defenses.
With the Packers drafting Lukas Van Ness in the first round and re-signing Justin Hollins this offseason, Enagbare faces competition for snaps, especially when Gary returns to the starting lineup. However, he made a solid start to OTAs this week.
"Twice he busted behind the line in a flash, forcing a fumble once and making what would have been a tackle for loss in live reps," wrote Kassidy Hill of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who noted that Enagbare received first-team snaps at practice.
It's early in the offseason program, but it's encouraging to hear Enagbare making plays on the practice field. The Packers need more consistency from their pass rush. Getting Gary back helps, as does drafting Van Ness. But if Enagbare can make a jump in his second season, look out.
Mike McCarthy used to talk about stacking success. That's what Enagbare needs to do in the coming weeks at OTAs and mandatory minicamp next month.