subject: Kyler Fackrell is everything the Packers hoped for so farPosted: 8:24pm, Jul 20, 2017
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The Green Bay Packers were slated to have a deep group at outside linebacker this season. With Clay Matthews moving back outside, the Packers were looking to not only upgrade their pass rush,womens Carl Davis Jersey, but also have a rotation that they could trust throughout the game.

With Datone Jones moving outside as well, that gave the Packers five outside linebackers that have had some experience within the defense. With the signing of street free agent Lerentee McCray, the team was stocked with six players at the position.

That made the third-round selection of Kyler Fackrell puzzling for a variety of reasons. The biggest reason was his age.

Fackrell was seen as a bit of a project coming out of Utah State. He suffered a torn ACL during his college career. That slowed his ability to grow in an NFL body. He was seen as a player that may have needed a redshirt NFL season to add strength.

its easy to see that Fackrell faced an uphill climb to become productive as a rookie.,The problem with that is Fackrell is 25 years old. He will be close to 30 by the end of his rookie contract. The Packers really could not afford for Fackrell to need additional time to become a productive NFL player. Add in that he was likely behind at least five of the aforementioned players

During the preseason, Fackrell did flash some ability, but most of it came in the fourth quarter of games against players that were unlikely to make the NFL roster. He did next to nothing in training camp until the final week when he did show some ability.

it appeared that Fackrell made the roster due to his draft status more than actual ability that he showed on the field.,Ultimately

Instead of becoming an afterthought in his rookie season,Authentic Bronson Kaufusi Jersey ,Authentic Breshad PerrimanJersey, he’s turned a corner.

He is currently ranked as the fifth-best pass rusher at his position according to Pro Football Focus. While there is a limited sample size on Fackrell,womens Maxx Williams Jersey,womens Shaq Lawson Jersey>, and Pro Football Focus is far from perfect,womens Reggie Ragland Jersey, Fackrell’s play on the field backs up what the numbers are saying.

instead he looked like a player that could be productive. This came after he came close to making a play in both his first and second game as a pro.,Fackrell got his first career sack against the Detroit Lions in Week 3 when he beat first-round pick Taylor Decker around the edge to get Matthew Stafford on the ground. It was a display of initial burst off the line of scrimmage. He did not look over matched

Against the New York Giants, the Packers led 14-6, but the Giants were scheduled to get the ball after halftime. If the Packers allowed the Giants to score before the half, New York would have been in position to take the lead when the third quarter began.

Fackrell once again beat his man around the edge and hit Eli Manning. The hit jarred the ball loose and was recovered by fellow rookie Kenny Clark.,Instead

they were able to get a field goal before the end of the half. That extended their lead to 17-6.,While the Packers were unable to convert the turnover into six points

Fackrell has two sacks and a forced fumble. The only players that have more sacks than Fackrell on the Packers are starters Clay Matthews and Nick Perry.,sey-cheap"]womens Bronson Kaufus' title='womens Breshad Perriman Jersey' target='_blank'>i Jersey,[/url=]womens Breshad Perriman Jersey,Through four games of his rookie season

he has been everything the Packers could have hoped for.,Authentic Maxx Williams Jersey,Authentic Carl Davis Jersey ,Authentic Shaq Lawson Jersey,'Authentic Reggie Ragland Jersey,Fackrell came into his rookie season with long odds to be productive in his first year. So far
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