Packers: Top 10 players to watch at training camp 2021
3. Rashan Gary, EDGE
Could this be a breakout season for third-year edge rusher Rashan Gary? He improved throughout the 2020 season and was dominant late in the year. Is that enough to see Gary jump ahead Preston Smith on the depth chart?
If he backs up his impressive end to last season with a good performance over the summer, his role in Green Bay’s defense should only increase.
2. Eric Stokes, CB
Cornerback was the Packers’ priority in the draft and they selected Eric Stokes in the first round.
Will Stokes begin as a backup behind Jaire Alexander and Kevin King, or will he actually start in Week 1? A lot will depend on how quickly Stokes can adjust to the NFL game and whether he outperforms King during training camp and the preseason.
This should be a fascinating competition at training camp.
1. Jordan Love, QB
Regardless of whether Aaron Rodgers returns or not, Jordan Love’s development will be a top storyline throughout training camp. With the return of preseason games, we’ll finally get to see Love in real game action.
If Rodgers isn’t there, Love will get even more snaps than usual and he could even start Week 1. But even if Rodgers is back, Love will be the number one player to watch. Has he improved from his rookie season? How does he perform in preseason?