Packers Packers by Position: Defensive line depth chart

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Apr 18, 2009
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Acquisition categories: D4 means fourth-round draft choice; FA means free agent.DEFENSIVE ENDS (7)PlayerHt.Wt.AgeAcquiredCollegeMike Daniels6-0½30326D4-'12IowaFourth on the team in pressures (25) after finishing first in 2013 with 31. Posted 12 as a rookie. Started 18 games at RE (3-technique) in '14 after Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly weren't re-signed.Josh Boyd6-2½30525D5-'13Mississippi StateReplaced injured Datone Jones at LE (5-technique) in mid-October and held job rest of season. Fourth on line in tackles per snap, fifth in pressures per snap.Datone Jones6-428724D1-'13UCLALed line in pressures per snap (one every 23.4) after finishing second as a rookie (one every 25.1). Snap count increased from 264 to 375Christian Ringo6-0½29823D6-'15Louisiana-LafayettePlayed DE in a 3-4 as a freshman and 3-technique in a 4-3 from 2012-'14. Ran 4.93 40, not quite as fast as Daniels' 4.86 in '12. Long arms (33), small hands (91/8).Khyri Thornton6-2½31825D3-'14South. MississippiPlayed 95 snaps in four exhibition games before being stashed on injured reserve (hamstring). As 85th pick in '14 he was either the sixth 3-4 DE or the eighth inside pass rusher drafted.Bruce Gaston6-231523FA-'14PurduePlucked from Arizona's practice squad Dec. 8 but never played. Fast (4.96) and strong (34 bench-press reps). Versatile, having played DE, DT and NT from 2010-'13 in Boilermakers' 3-4 and 4-3 schemes.Lavon Hooks6-3½30923FA-'15MississippiDespite his height, he was a rugged low-post basketball starter at junior college. Turned down low Division I basketball offers. At Ole Miss he started two of 24 games.NOSE TACKLES (3)B.J. Raji6-1½33429D1-'09Boston CollegePressure-per-snap totals were one every 128.3 in 2009, one every 32.4 in '10, one every 47.5 in '11, one every 39.4 in '12 and one every 87.3 in '13.Letroy Guion6-3½32528FA-'14Florida StateFive sacks, 129 tackles (14 for loss) for Vikings from 2008-'13. As a Packer, numbers were four sacks and 74 tackles (five for loss). Missed 19 of first 21 practices (hamstring) in training camp.Mike Pennel6-433324FA-'14Colorado St.-PuebloFour-year collegiate football career included just five games in D1 (Arizona State). Second to Guion among D-linemen in tackles per snap (one every 9.2).