Packers 2016 Recap: DE Dean Lowry
- 6 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 pass defensed
- Pro Football Focus: 74.9/100
Expectations going into the season: Low
Expectations were: Exceeded
Analysis: Lowry shines in limited time
Dean Lowry’s 2016 season breaks easily into two chapters: Before Week 13 and After Week 13.
In the “Before” portion, Lowry was a typical limited rookie, never appearing for more than 11 snaps in a game and clocking five or fewer six different times.
In the “After” section, though, Lowry found his niche, playing heavily as an interior rusher in passing situations. It was during the “After” portion of the season that Lowry posted both of his sacks, taking down Brock Osweiler and Russell Wilson in back to back weeks and proving that despite his short arms, he could be a capable pass rusher.
It’s no secret that we’ve been a fan of Lowry since the beginning, and hopefully the end of his 2016 proves to be a promise of things to come. Lowry’s athletic gifts fit with the Packers well, and hopefully he can build on a solid, if limited, 2016 next season.