Defensive end: Kenny Clark
No longer playing at nose tackle, Kenny Clark is on pace for a career-best in sacks. He already has four this season. Clark is one of the league's best players at his position and remains a key starter for the Packers.
Nose tackle: T.J. Slaton
There's no need to change too much up front on defense. T.J. Slaton is having an excellent season at nose tackle, particularly as a run defender. Green Bay has good depth, too.
Defensive end: Devonte Wyatt
The Packers would like more consistency from second-year Devonte Wyatt, but he is an ascending player. He has 2.5 sacks this season and plays an important role along the defensive line.
Edge rusher: Rashan Gary
Rashan Gary's new multi-year deal ensures his future is in Green Bay, and that's great news for the Packers. Gary wasted little time getting back to his dominant best. He has 4.5 sacks and 10 QB hits in eight games despite beginning the season on a pitch count. Gary is arguably the Packers' best player.
Edge rusher: Lukas Van Ness
Lukas Van Ness has shown potential as a rookie but lacks consistency. It was a similar story for Gary in his first season. If they move on from Preston Smith, the Packers may need Van Ness to step into a starting role. He has the talent to make that jump.
Inside linebacker: Quay Walker
Quay Walker has taken his game to another level in year two. In seven games, he has made 66 tackles, five tackles for loss, three pass defenses, and a pick-six. He is a player to build around on defense.