Packers Training Camp Preview: DL looks to improve & enjoy new depth – Green Bay Packers News

Packers Training Camp Preview: DL looks to improve & enjoy new depth – Green Bay Packers News

Continuing our series looking at the Green Bay Packers’ 90-man roster prior to training camp, Acme Packing Company examines the tight-end position and reveals the pre-camp predictions for the team’s 2017 53-man roster. Ten APC contributors submitted full roster predictions, and we will present the consensus predictions drawn from those individual guesses over the weeks leading up to camp.

The 2017 defensive line for the Green Bay Packers is going to be one of the most important units on the team. After both free agent (gasp!) and draft day additions, the unit should have a new look this season and will be integral to the success and improvement of the Packers defense.

A group that, while the defensive backs took the scapegoat duties, was ravaged by injuries and severely handcuffed Dom Capers throughout the playoffs, and was ultimately shown against Dallas and Atlanta. Against the Cowboys, who were rolling out 12 and 13 personnel, and the green and gold would come out in Nickel, because they didn’t have the defensive line depth to play anything else.

The Packers only carried 5 defensive linemen a year ago, a very low number – Mike Daniels didn’t have a backup.

How the Packers decide to handle the LeTroy Guion situation is still to be seen. I’m going to treat it like he’s going to be kept around and on the 53 man once he gets off of suspension.

Returning Players

Mike Daniels

Year: 6th
Age: 28
How acquired: 4th-round draft pick in 2012

Mike Daniels continues to be out of the best bargains in the NFL. Daniels gets paid less than a lot of mediocre receivers in the NFL, and is the tone setter on the defense…

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