1. Kenny Clark, Nose Tackle
He was an unpopular selection by fans at the time. When former general manager Ted Thompson picked Kenny Clark in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, many fans were outraged. How could Thompson possibly pass on a talent like Myles Jack? Clearly, he knew what he was doing.
Two seasons later, Clark is emerging into one of the bright young stars in the league – literally. Yet, at just 22-years-old, he still has plenty of room to grow. Clark was ranked as the 13th best defensive interior lineman by Pro Football Focus last season and had an overall grade of 87.9.
With one of the quickest first steps in the league for a player his size, Clark has the refined technique to combine with his athleticism. This allows him to navigate offensive lines effectively, and how he maneuvered his way to 4.5 sacks, 32 tackles and two forced fumbles last season; all outstanding numbers for a nose tackle.
With the addition of Muhammad Wilkerson in free agency and resident disruptor Mike Daniels, the Packers defensive line will be a force to be reckoned with. Not to mention they have Dean Lowry and Montravius Adams waiting in the wings. Clark should have another outstanding season in 2018 and has just scratched the surface of his potential.