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Brett Hundley Color Rush Jersey , but not everything was a complete dumpster fire. In the midst of the slow-rolling train wreck that was last season, several Packers players rose above the burning garbage around them and posted respectable, even very good seasons.These are their stories, as told by the APC writing staff. Who was your unsung hero in 2018?Paul Noonan - Kyler FackrellMr. Sackrell was a walking joke of a disastrous draft pick in his first two seasons, often being conspicuously destroyed by offensive linemen on national TV. Fackrell was an older draft pick and didn’t have much projectability left in his slightly undersized frame. Instead, the switch flipped this season, and Fackrell showed surprising speed and athleticism while recording double-digit sacks. Far from embarrassing himself on national TV, this past season he looked like one of the few competent Packer defenders while on the field. Fackrell isn’t a perfect player, but his speed and ability to generate pressure make him very useful, and given that he looked like a sure bust 365 days ago, the turnaround is remarkable. Matub - Also Kyler FackrellI came late to the writing party and Paul already took my pick. He also made a much more eloquent argument than I could. So, instead, here’s a tweet I made as an apology to King Sackrell back in November.Jon Meerdink - Corey LinsleyThe Packers’ offensive line was alternately awful and brilliant this season. From the highs of David Bakhtiari to the lows of whoever lined up at right guard, you could find something to either complain about or admire just about wherever you looked.Smack in the middle of all that (literally and figuratively) was Corey Linsley. The fifth-year center was a steady-if-unspectacular fixture on the line this year, appearing in every snap of every game for the second consecutive season. In his unbroken run of 1,074 snaps this season, Linsley was never once flagged for a hold [braces for takes from the rest of the NFC North SB nation commenters] and only earned a single penalty, an unsportsmanlike conduct flag that was offset by another penalty.In a year plagued by injuries and inconsistent play, that Linsley was at the very least present and not actively making the team worse is a big accomplishment.Evan “Tex” Western - Dean LowryLowry started 11 games in 2017, but when Muhammad Wilkerson signed a free-agent contract with the Packers last spring, the former Northwestern Wildcat was relegated to a backup and rotational role on the defensive line. However, just a month into the season, Wilkerson broke his ankle and forced Lowry into the starting lineup, and he put together a very solid season. Lowry recorded three sacks, a forced fumble, and three pass breakups, along with five hits on the quarterback. In addition, Lowry played every game https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Kyle-Murphy-Jersey , and he has now missed just a single contest (as a healthy scratch during his rookie year). With the Packers’ three starters all ending the year on injured reserve, Lowry remained a consistent, solid presence on the line all season long, and he finished second to Kenny Clark among all Packers linemen in snaps. Without him, the Packers’ defense would have fallen apart even further in the final two months of the season. He probably will never become a Pro Bowl caliber player, but he can carve out a long, solid career as a third or fourth lineman on a team that runs a lot of two-man fronts like the Packers, who would be wise to re-sign him before he reaches free agency in March 2020.Bob Fitch - J.K. ScottHear me out.Corey Linsley will get his due from our other writers and Kyler Fackrell rightly earned his “Sackrell” nickname in the APC Slack chat. Since the rest of the roster didn’t really provide anything in the way of heroes, much less unsung ones, I chose to talk about J.K. Scott.A punter is best never heard from.As a direct inverse from the effectiveness of an offense, a punter is someone we don’t want to see.That being said, Scott punted an average amount of times and ended up with an average net yardage, an apt representation of an average offense.Unsung heroes aren’t always the ones that deliver the best performances every week; sometimes the hero you need is one nobody remembers. In one of the strangest and most memorable Packers seasons in recent memory, Scott delivered a completely unmemorable performance.Shawn Wagner - Corey LinsleyI’m with Jon. Linsley started all 16 games for the second consecutive season, which is a feat in itself in today’s NFL, much less a Packers offensive line that consistently weathers the storm of injuries. Not only was he healthy, he was effective and didn’t cost the team penalty yardage. With the revolving door at right guard all season, Linsley was a stable interior presence and was a Pro Bowl alternate. Maybe next year he will earn a spot outright. Acme Packing Company continues its countdown of the Packers’ 90-man roster with players 30-27." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareShare2019 Packers 90-man roster ranking, 30-27: Josh Jackson fighting for starting jobPhoto by Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesWith veteran free agency essentially concluded and the 2019 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, Acme Packing Company will once again rank and break down the Green Bay Packers’ 90-man roster.These rankings represent a composite of the individual selections from several APC contributors. Today, we reveal players 30 through 27, a group including three defensive backs vying for significant roles in the defense.30: Jason Spriggs, OLLess than three years ago, the Packers had yet to sign David Bakhtiari to the extension that solidified him as Aaron Rodgers’ long-term left tackle and the team needed a backup plan in the event his contract demands grew too expensive. With that in mind, former general manager Ted Thompson traded up in the second round to secure Jason Spriggs, a hulking, athletic offensive lineman out of Indiana.Though Green Bay has largely hit on their offensive linemen, Spriggs proved to be an exception. He struggled with pass protection and injuries since entering the league Justin Vogel Jersey , limiting him to mere swing-tackle duties. In 2018, only two of the Packers’ offensive linemen registered worse pressure rates than Spriggs’ 6.4 percent: Justin McCray (6.7) and that drafted him just months earlier. Though Brown possessed impressive athletic tools and came from the highly successful Nick Saban football machine at Alabama, he seemed one mistake away from falling out with his second NFL team in less than a year.Brown could have just faded to the back of the roster. Instead, he found regular work on special teams and as a reserve cornerback as the year unfolded. During a stretch between Weeks 4 and 11, he gave the Packers defense some of its best pass coverage, limiting opposing passers to just 78 yards, four first downs, and zero touchdowns, good for a combined passer rating of 84.7. His performance dropped off soon after along with the rest of the defense, but his upside remains intriguing.28: Josh Jackson, CBThe second of the two cornerbacks the Packers selected at the top of the 2018 NFL Draft, Josh Jackson showed signs of promise early in his rookie season. However, opposing teams soon learned that they could pick on him in man coverage, leading to a barrage of defensive penalties that sent Jackson to the bench.While the setbacks of the 2018 season raise some concerns, Jackson likely always needed a year to adjust to the more man-heavy coverages of the NFL. And while he’ll need to show improvement in that area, Jackson offers the top-shelf play-making skills that made him an All-American at Iowa.With a strong training camp and preseason, Jackson could earn a starting role in the secondary, whether as one of the top two corners or as a de facto starter in the Packers’ nickel and sub packages.27: Tramon Williams, CBTramon Williams spent most of his first season back with the Packers playing at safety, a situation that unfolded after the team traded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington. Williams played admirably considering his limited experience at the position, but he remains a better fit at cornerback.Green Bay appears to feel the same way, and after adding Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage this offseason, Williams will shift back to his more familiar role at corner. That doesn’t necessarily mean he will start again in 2019; the aforementioned Jackson and third-year defensive back Kevin King will also compete for snaps next to No. 1 corner Jaire Alexander. Further, if injuries or poor play limit the play at safety, Williams could find himself shifting back into that role. Regardless, the Packers value Williams’ versatility as they continue to rebuild their secondary.
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