Green Bay Packers Position Analysis, Vol. 5: Defensive Line


Published: March 20, 2009


... because it involves the most position changes.

However, the now lists players by their new projected positions, so that is how I will list them whether grading their performance in 2008 or their future outlook with the team.


NT Ryan Pickett, 6'2", 330 pounds, nine years experience, 48 tackles, 1.5 sacks

Pickett is the Packers entire hope for the 3-4 unless they can draft or trade for someone else, because he is the only defensive tackle big enough to handle the responsibilities with any real playing experience. That is a lot to rest on anyone's shoulders, even ones so wide.

Pickett was solid in 2008, but not spectacular. He occupied blockers, but did not prevent teams from running up the middle the way Gilbert Brown used to. He is much more athletic than the Gravedigger was, but was really not a threat to get to the quarterback....

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