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Cheese Curds, 6/17: Kingsley Keke ready for a bigger role in 2020

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The 2019 fifth-round pick is banking on increased opportunities this season

NFL: Preseason-Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Opportunity is a funny thing. You never know when it’s going to come knocking, but when it does, it’s up to you to take full advantage of the moment.

Preparing to take advantage of your big chance can come in multiple forms. You can bide your time, preparing yourself for whenever your opportunity arises. Or you can work ahead to identify the best time and place to strike, almost beating opportunity to the punch.

Two young Packers players seem to be taking these two approaches as they prepare for the coming season. Kingsley Keke didn’t get on the field much in 2019, but Mike Pettine likes his preparation and makeup and has him pegged for a bigger role in 2020. Undrafted free agent Krys Barnes, meanwhile, identified the Packers as one of the best places to ply his trade, figuring their relatively sparse ILB depth chart might be his ticket to an NFL job.

Whether Keke or Barnes actually succeeds in 2020 is a big, complicated question. But it’s interesting to note how they’re getting ready.

Kingsley Keke starting to show every-play potential on Packers’ defensive line | Packers News

The Packers didn’t add much on the defensive line this season, but growth from within could fuel improvement on that side of the ball. Kingsley Keke could be among the most likely candidates to grow — and bring the rest of his unit with him.

Packers rookie LB Krys Barnes out to prove he belongs |

Krys Barnes had the Packers at the top of his list of potential destinations as an undrafted free agent. With the ILB position as wide open as it is, it’s easy to see why.

Packers face steep odds of approaching last year’s success | Wisconsin State Journal

Internal growth or not, the numbers show a potential tough climb in the works if the Packers want to repeat their success from last year.

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Quarterbacks make the world go ‘round, and this ranking says the NFC North has the fifth-best group of QBs among the NFL’s eight divisions.

NFL all-decade: Best player on each NFC North team, every position | ESPN

No surprise here: Aaron Rodgers ranks as the best Packers player from 2010-19.

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