Scout Premium Content

State of the Packers: NTs

NT Ryan Pickett (Jeffrey Phelps/AP)

With Ryan Pickett manning the middle of the 3-4 defense, the Packers ranked No. 1 in the NFL against the run for the first time. Pickett was extremely productive in his limited role, leading the defensive linemen in tackles per snap by a wide margin.

Our State of the Packers series continues with the nose tackles. Roster Starters: Ryan Pickett. Veteran backups: B.J. Raji, Anthony Toribio. Rookies: Aleric Mullins (undrafted). The big picture The Packers led the NFL in run defense for the first time in the 90-year history of the franchise, and a ton of credit has to go to Pickett, who assimilated himself into the new 3-4 scheme with no... Recommended Stories

  • The Packers rolled out a shiny new wrinkle with a catchy name last week; we examine its roots and reasoning. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY)

  • Coach Mike McCarthy was more concerned for Morgan Burnett on Thursday than he was on Wednesday. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

  • One of the worst defenses in the league "can't wait" to face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Sunday night. (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY)

  • The Kansas City Chiefs aren't exactly known for their passing attack; however, Dr. Roto does have a man-crush on one KC receiver in Week 8. Dwayne Bowe (pictured above) has yet to score a touchdown or…

  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Wainstein report released on Wednesday provided insight into the NCAA’s reopening of its infractions case at North Carolina this summer and also highlighted potential academic…

Up Next