7 Packers defensive coordinator candidates ranked from worst to best (Updated)

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6. Aden Durde

Several teams, including the Packers, have requested to interview Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Aden Durde.

Durde was born in London, England, and played in NFL Europe. He also spent time in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs. He was hired for his first NFL coaching job in 2018, joining Dan Quinn's staff in Atlanta. Quinn promoted Durde from defensive quality control coach to outside linebackers coach after only two seasons.

Quinn became the Cowboys' defensive coordinator in 2021, and he hired Durde to be his defensive line coach, where he has enjoyed a lot of success. Dallas' defensive front is among the best in football. According to ESPN, the Cowboys led the NFL in pass rush win rate this season.

"I think one of his gifts is he strips it down, the learning process, to the very beginning and doesn't assume that you know anything," said former Cowboys defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson, per The Associated Press. "And he teaches from there and builds from there. And he has this unique ability to understand where people are at and what they need."

Durde has learned from Quinn, one of the league's top defensive coordinators. Quinn has a good relationship with Matt LaFleur, having worked together in Atlanta.

Durde would likely bring a 4-3 system to Green Bay, and we could see similarities to the scheme Quinn ran in Atlanta and Dallas. Durde lacks play-calling experience, but he is a talented young coach who is deservedly getting interest from around the league.