Packers' Gary, Savage look to make strides in second seasons
By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers' hopes of developing a championship-caliber defense would get a boost if their two first-round draft picks from last year make major strides in their second seasons.
Outside linebacker Rashan Gary couldn't earn much playing time and safety Darnell Savage won a starting spot then had to fight through an injury in their rookie years.
The two former Big Ten players are eager to take a step forward and build on what they learned.
Green Bay chose Gary 12th overall and traded up nine spots to take Savage 21st in the 2019 draft.