Green Bay Packers: 5 Sophomores Who Will Make Big Defensive Impact in 2013

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Green Bay Packers: 5 Sophomores Who Will Make Big Defensive Impact in 2013
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Casey Hayward finished third in the Defensive Rookie of the Year voting.

The Green Bay Packers seem to find great rookies each and every year, and 2012 was certainly no exception.  The young additions to the defense were solid contributors, and will be even better next season.

The defense for the Packers has let them down the past few seasons.  They historically had the worst pass defense of all time after the 2011 season, and didn't do much to stop teams from scoring this past year.

Luckily, the Packers have several young players who were quite impressive in their first seasons.  A few key rookies will come back healthy and ready to prove they were worth a draft pick.  Another will be proving the Packers were right to sign him as a free agent.

With that being said, here are five rookies from this past season who will be big parts of the defense in 2013.

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