1. Dean Lowry, DL
Quay Walker wasn’t the only first-round pick that Green Bay used on a Georgia Bulldogs defender. With the No. 28 pick, the franchise went back to the national champs and selected big defensive tackle DeVonte Wyatt. While he may not have received the same marvel that his running mate, Jordan Davis, did throughout the season and draft process, he’s a freak in his own right.
As a result of the Wyatt selection, though, you have to believe that the Packers are going to potentially shuffle things on the defensive line moving forward. Some would argue that the team should explore parting with oft-injured veteran Kenny Clark, but his value when on the field still — at least by my estimation — outweighs the injury risk.
From where I stand, it would be far more likely and cost effective if the team were to look the direction of Dean Lowry in terms of a potential cut after selecting Wyatt.
Lowry was a 2016 fourth-round pick out of Northwestern and, to be sure, he’s never been bad. However, it’s also just as easy to say he’s never been good or great either. To put it simply, he’s been a replacement level player or slightly above for most of his career.
When you factor that into the consideration that the Packers could save $5.95 million against the salary cap by designating him as a post-June 1 cut, it would make a lot of sense if this was a bit of a changing of the guard along the defensive line in Titletown.