3 winners (and 2 losers) from Packers Family Night practice

  • Packers rookie kicker bounces back
  • Defensive line stands out
  • More concerns along offensive line
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Winner: Colby Wooden/Karl Brooks

Anders Carlson wasn't the only Packers rookie to impress at Family Night. It was also an excellent evening for first-year defensive linemen Colby Wooden and Karl Brooks.

The two should instantly see a significant share of the defensive snaps following the departure of veterans Jarran Reed and Dean Lowry. Wooden and Brooks will take on many of those snaps.

"Karl Brooks had two or three pressures again. Colby Wooden had two pressures again," said Andy Herman of the Pack-A-Day podcast. "Wooden had at least two sacks. I think Brooks would've probably had at least a sack or two."

Matt LaFleur said after practice that the Packers will "count on" Wooden and Brooks this season.

The Packers' defensive line has the chance to surprise a few people. Along with the impressive play of Wooden and Brooks at training camp, second-year Devonte Wyatt has shown signs of a breakout season and T.J. Slaton has impressed.

Then there is Kenny Clark still leading the way, who is one of the best in the league at his position.

There may be times when the overall lack of experience along the defensive line hurts the Packers, but there's plenty of reason for optimism ahead of the regular season.