Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
DL depth chart: RE C.J. Wilson, NT B.J. Raji, LE Ryan Pickett, Jerel Worthy, Mike Daniels, Daniel Muir
Veteran defensive linemen B.J. Raji and Ryan Pickett are starters on the Packers' defensive line and are sure-fire bets to make the roster.
Even though he’s not flashy, C.J. Wilson looks like he’ll be a starter at defensive end in the 3-4 base defense and does a good job defending the run even if he’s not much of a threat as a pass-rusher.
Rookies Jerel Worthy and Mike Daniels are all but assured of roster spots as players the Packers have invested draft choices into, but as far as playing time goes, they’re going to have to earn it.
The biggest question mark is created by the suspensions to Mike Neal and Anthony Hargrove, each of whom will miss the start of the regular season, unless a court-ordered injunction saves Hargrove. Neither will count against the roster while suspended.
Benefiting from the suspensions to his fellow defensive linemen is Daniel Muir who is setting himself up to win a roster spot, if only temporarily. The Packers will later have to clear room, if, and when, Neal and Hargrove return.
*Mike Neal and Anthony Hargrove predicted to begin the season suspended.