Packers coach Matt LaFleur opens up about rookie Rashan Gary
Rashan Gary is in the middle of his first NFL training camp with the Green Bay Packers and he is already catching the eye of his head coach. Just a few practices into training camp, Matt LaFleur is already liking what he sees from his young pass rushing threat.
Lily Zhao of WFRV shared a quote from LaFleur with the head coach talking about what he likes from the rookie.
Matt LaFleur on Rashan Gary: “What I really like is the effort that he plays with. A change of speed, a burst to max speed, then the finish.” #Packers
— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) July 28, 2019
Gary is a physical freak on the defensive line and that helped make him the No. 12 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Some fans didn’t agree with the decision to draft him, but Gary is working hard to prove his doubters wrong.
Standing in at 6-foot-5 and 277 pounds, Gary is an intimidating presence on the line. He is going to see time as a pass rusher on the outside, but he will also be used on the interior as well. Opposing offensive lines are going to have a very difficult time matching up against him.
Last season at Michigan, Gary ended up recording 38 total tackles to go along with 3.5 sacks. In his entire three-year college career, Gary racked up 9.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and 119 total tackles.
There are some concerns about his lack of production in college, but offensive lines were game planning for him and double teamed him often. Green Bay is confident that fans are going to see a monster in the making.
Only time will tell, but right now things are looking very good for the Packers’ rookie pass rusher.