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5 Green Bay Packers Players To Watch In NFL Preseason Week 2

5 Green Bay Packers Players To Watch In NFL Preseason Week 2

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After their loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 1, the Green Bay Packers will look to address some problems this week and come back stronger against the St. Louis Rams. They seemed to lack some cohesiveness and sense of urgency in their play on Saturday. There are some Packers whose performance this week should be watched closely, on both offense and defense. Find out which five Packers you should pay close attention to in Week 2 of preseason.

5. David Bakhtiari

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5. David Bakhtiari

David Bakhtiari Green Bay Packers
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Quarterback protection is something that the Packers need constantly. With the injury to Don Barclay, other tackles will need to step up. Among them is the 2013 4th round draft pick out of Colorado, David Bakhtiari. Four sacks against the Titans, three of which came during important situations, was alarming to see last Saturday. Bakhtiari and the offensive line will need to improve their pass coverage this week against Michael Sam and the Rams.

4. Davante Adams

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4. Davante Adams

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While he caught two passes against the Titans, Davante Adams' most memorable plays last Saturday were his dual muffed punts. If rain is deemed to have been the cause of those blunders, and he is to continue to play punt return duty, look for increased care on his part. He has the elusiveness and speed for the job, but rain or no rain, Week 1 put his punt catching abilities under scrutiny.

3. Morgan Burnett

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3. Morgan Burnett

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After a minor injury and some unimpressive play last week in practice, Morgan Burnett may have put his job in jeopardy. He is widely considered a consistent and reliable safety by the coaching staff, but both Micah Hyde and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix looked solid against the Titans. Both also played well against the run, which has been a questionable part of Burnett's game.

2. Rajion Neal

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2. Rajion Neal

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While nobody was surprised with James Starks' impressive rushing last Saturday, averaging eight yards per carry, Rajion Neal looked comparably good, averaging just over seven yards per carry with one touchdown. With the increased rushing the Packers will be using this year, a third running back will be an important part of their offense. With a sharp performance against the Rams, Neal could make a good case for his spot at No. 3.

1. Julius Peppers

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1. Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers Green Bay Packers
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Playing just 10 snaps last week, nobody has had a decent look at Julius Peppers in the Packers' defense. He didn't make any significant plays during his brief time in the game. Expect to see more from Peppers this week. Obviously preseason is a time to get field experience for young players and backups, but it would be foolhardy to have Peppers' first real test take place in the first games of the regular season rather than the preseason.

Chris Langton is a writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Langtron57, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.