Rashan Gary
Rashan Gary plans to be a ‘game changer‘ for Packers. Gary doesn’t have a single tackle so far this preseason (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The Green Bay Packers selected Rashan Gary with the 12th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Green Bay believes Gary can be a dominan edge rusher for the next decade or they wouldn’t have picked him. Gary is confident he can live up to his draft status. Gary hasn’t recorded a single tackle thus far in two preseason games despite significant playing time. Gary isn’t concerned and believes he will be a ‘game changer‘ for the Packers.

“I’m out there to be a big performer,” Gary said, via the Journal Sentinel. “To be a game changer.”

“I feel like I’m getting better,” Gary said. “I’m picking things to improve on. I’m sitting down with coach, and we’re going over what I’m getting better at and what I need to improve on. So I’m keying on those things and making sure I’m getting them done in the game. I feel like the plays are going to come. I’ve just got to keep playing football and keep getting better, just focus on myself.”

Gary may just be getting used to his position change. Gary was a defensive end at Michigan. Now he’s standing up as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Not an easy thing to do. Especially for a 280 pound edge rusher.

Gary essentially has to replace Nick Perry. Also, not an easy thing to do. Perry was an annual doubledigit sack guy during his prime. Perry was also a first round pick but out of USC. If the Michigan man isn’t ready, Green Bay did load up at edge signing Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith.

I’m starting to think that Chase Winovich is better than Gary. Winovich has been kicking ass this preseason. The guy with the long hair was the better player in college. I’m not sure that’s debatable. Gary has a high ceiling as the former number one high school recruit in the country. It remains to be seen if we will ever see it.