5 players who Green Bay Packers need to be great in 2020

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3. Kenny Clark

While all of the perimeter defenders drew the headlines for the Packers in 2019, one of the defense’s best players was actually nose tackle Kenny Clark. Green Bay has seen Clark, their first-round pick in 2016, blossom into one of the best run stuffers in the NFL.

Clark can not only clog up the middle of the field but also find a way to get pressure on the opposing quarterback. Over the past two seasons, Clark has racked up a combined 12 sacks, which is an outstanding performance from an interior defensive lineman.

The Packers have been able to utilize Clark’s ability to take and beat double-teams to create one-on-one matchups for their edge rushers, which sets up the entire defense. Clark is entering his walk year after the Packers exercised their fifth-year option last season, meaning he is playing for a new contract.

There’s no doubt that Clark will be paid handsomely if he hits the open market so Green Bay will need to decide how much he is worth to them after the season. Another strong performance would not only help Clark’s financial future but ensure that Green Bay’s defense delivers another monstrous performance.