Packers 2022 roster preview: Big summer awaits for Jake Hanson

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Jake Hanson was a sixth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers two years ago.

With all of the offensive line depth the Packers have added in recent offseasons, Hanson faces an uphill battle to make the team’s initial 53-man roster this summer.

Entering his third season, Hanson needs to impress at training camp and in the preseason.

2021 stats

Hanson was active for five games during the regular season but didn’t get many opportunities.

According to Pro Football Reference, Hanson played only six offensive snaps and just 13 special teams snaps.

Opportunities were few and far between for the former sixth-round pick.

2021 season review

It is hard to give much of a review for Hanson’s 2021 season considering he barely played.

Rookie Josh Myers immediately became the starting center for the Packers last season, which showed the team believed he was ready to go.

When Myers missed time, it was veteran Lucas Patrick who stepped in and not Hanson. Had Patrick gone down with injury, would Hanson have been next in line? Maybe, but even that is no guarantee.

Will he make the roster?

With all of the offensive line depth the Packers have, it feels like a long shot that Hanson will make the initial 53-man roster.

What to expect in 2022

Even with Lucas Patrick, Billy Turner, and Dennis Kelly all departing this offseason, Green Bay has so much depth along the offensive line.

The team drafted three offensive linemen this year: Sean Rhyan, Zach Tom, and Rasheed Walker.

Unfortunately for Hanson, Tom has experience playing at center, and many believe this will be his best position in the NFL.

With Josh Myers the clear starter and Tom more than capable of playing at center, Hanson will need to have an outstanding training camp and preseason to have a shot of making the initial 53.