LDE: Datone Jones
NT: B.J. Raji
RDE: Mike Daniels
Second-String LDE: Letroy Guion
Second-String RDE: Jerel Worthy
Second-String NT: Josh Boyd
First, the easy part: As part of his one-year, $4 million deal, B.J. Raji will be moving back to nose tackle. He had his most productive season in the NFL playing the nose in 2010, with 6.5 sacks and 29 tackles, helping lead the defense to a Super Bowl win.
McCarthy admitted this offseason that Raji wasn't best-utilized in the 3-technique role he's been used in the last two seasons, saying that in 2014, he wants to play Raji closer to the football and "cut him loose," per ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde.
Now, for the rest of the line.
First, it must be noted that Nick Perry, Mike Neal and Julius Peppers are all candidates for the "elephant" position, a hybrid between end and linebacker. Because the three will be grouped with the linebackers in position meetings, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, they have been included on the following outside linebacker slide.
Now that Raji has been moved from defensive end to nose tackle, Datone Jones, who suffered an ankle injury in last year's training camp that set him back, will be expected to step up into that role.
"At the end of the day, Datone Jones needs to be on the field and playing," McCarthy said at the scouting combine, per Packers.com editor Vic Ketchman.
Mike Daniels, per Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin, went from playing 25.6 percent of snaps in 2012 to 48.6 percent in 2013, and that number could jump to as high as 60 percent in 2014. Daniels' improvement in 2013 was vast; he was second in sacks behind Clay Matthews.
Daniels is especially well utilized as a pass-rusher in sub-packages, and in those situations, Jerel Worthy may see more time at defensive end in the base package.
Peppers and Neal will also line up as down linemen on some snaps next season, but we'll take a look at the flexibility of their roles on the next slide.