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Packers Defensive Line needs young guys to step up

After the 2019 NFC Championship loss to the 49ers, one of the top concerns in the ensuing off-season, if not thee top concern, was the Packers defensive line and overall run defense.

2020 proved to be a pretty good year for the Packers run defense, all in all. There were occasions when the line got gashed (Dalvin Cook, 163 yards, 3 rushing touchdowns) and other times when they really showed up (NFC Championship, outside of Leonard Fournette’s dazzling 20 yard touchdown run). The Packers finished the 2020 Regular season 14th in the league in total rush yards allowed and Tied for 16th in Yards Allowed Per Carry (4.