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The Starters: Ryan Pickett, Jerel Worthy
Pickett is a solid veteran who has been a fixture along the Green Bay Packers' defensive line since being signed in 2006. He takes up a ton of space and plays physically; his contribution to the defense over the past few seasons is easy to overlook but has been immensely valuable.
Worthy will be called upon to help restore order to the pass rush after a dismal year in 2011. Both C.J. Wilson and Jarius Wynn failed to make any sort of impact from the defensive end position, causing the Packers' coaching staff to make a bold move and jump up a few picks and take Worthy.
Cheeseheads will be eagerly watching to see if Worthy can live up to the hype and make the Packers pass rush respectable again.
The Backups: Anthony Hargrove, Mike Neal, Mike Daniels, Jarius Wynn, Lawrence Guy
General manager Ted Thompson will load up on defensive ends this year in hopes of ensuring a productive pass rush.
Anthony Hargrove and Mike Neal both have ideal skill sets to rush the passer out from a three-technique, but they will have to serve suspensions before they can prove anything. Neal will also have to avoid the injuries which have plagued his NFL career thus far.
Daniels is a relentless pass-rusher who was taken in the fourth round of this year's draft. He has a non-stop motor, but he's undersized for the position. His playing time will likely be limited to obvious passing downs only.
Wynn's substandard 2011 campaign will see him relegated to the back of the rotation while Wilson will be cut in order to make room for Guy.
Guy was picked in the seventh round of the 2010 draft but ended last season on injured reserve. With a clean bill of health going into training camp, he has the size and skills to earn a spot on the roster.