3. Making significant changes to defensive line
The Packers clearly still have issues stopping the run. Some of the blame falls on the players, but a lot is on defensive coordinator Joe Barry.
However, there's no doubting the impact rookie defensive linemen Colby Wooden, Karl Brooks, and second-year Devonte Wyatt have made.
The Packers made the bold decision to replace veterans Dean Lowry and Jarran Reed. It would've been easy to re-sign them both to affordable contracts. Brian Gutekunst replaced them with talented but inexperienced players. So far, so good.
Wyatt is second on the team in sacks with 2.5, while Brooks has two sacks. Wooden is yet to register a sack, but he has made one quarterback hit, one tackle for loss, and three pressures.
Green Bay has improved its defensive line by rebuilding through the draft. While run defense remains an issue for the entire unit, the Packers' young linemen have made an immediate impact as pass rushers. The Packers need more production from their edge rushers not named Rashan Gary, but Wyatt, Brooks, Wooden, and Pro Bowler Kenny Clark are making a difference up front.
It's hard to believe Brooks fell to the Packers in the sixth round. He continues to impress every week.