Winner: Kingsley Enagbare
The Packers have a deep pass rush with Rashan Gary, Preston Smith, first-round pick Lukas Van Ness, and Justin Hollins. But don't forget about second-year Kingsley Enagbare, who dominated in this matchup with the Patriots.
Enagbare finished the game with three tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hits, one tackle for loss, and he forced a fumble which he recovered. An outstanding performance from Enagbare, who will have an important role to play as part of the pass-rush rotation this season.
Green Bay has its deepest edge rusher group in years. Enagbare might not start, but he can make a significant impact for this defense in 2023.
Loser: Josiah Deguara
The Packers had high expectations for Josiah Deguara when they drafted him in the third round three years ago, but he has never been able to live up to his potential.
With veteran tight ends Marcedes Lewis and Robert Tonyan departing in free agency and Deguara shifting to fullback, the opportunity is there for him. However, he still hasn't been able to put it all together, especially as a receiver.
"I really want to get excited about the idea of Josiah Deguara but I just can't get there," writes Zach Kruse of Packers Wire.
Has Deguara played well enough to make the 53? It's a question to be had. He will likely make it in any case due to the Packers' lack of depth at tight end. Deguara has the versatility to cover at tight end or start at fullback.