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After Draft, is Daniels odd man out for Packers?

April 29, 2019 - 5:13 pm

The Green Bay Packers defensive line room has been growing, figuratively and literally, over the past few months. 

In free agency, general manager Brian Gutekunst added length and agility to his defense's front seven with Preston Smith (6 feet 5 inches tall, 34 inch arms) and Za'Darius Smith (6 feet 4 inches tall, 32 inch arms). In the draft, Gutekunst did it again, selecting Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary (6 feet 4 inches tall, 33 inch arms) in the first round and Texas A&M defensive end Kingsley Keke (6 feet 4 inches tall, 34 inch arms).

Those guys join defensive lineman Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, Montravius Adams, Fadol Brown and Deon Simon -- all of whom stand at least 6 feet 3 inches tall. On the outside looking in to Gutekunst's roster-building philosophy, physically, is Pro Bowler Mike Daniels.

Standing 6 feet tall and weighing 310 pounds, Daniels doesn't fit the bill that Gutekunst is apparently seeking in his front-line defenders. Set with a $10.7 million cap hit for this season and free agency after that, Daniels as a potential trade piece, more so than a key defender, seems plausible. Tom Silverstein breaks down the likelihood of a Daniels trade at PackersNews.com.

Do YOU think the Packers should trade Daniels? 

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