Packers 2022 roster preview: Another big year for De’Vondre Campbell?

Green Bay Packers, De'Vondre Campbell (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, De'Vondre Campbell (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

De’Vondre Campbell was outstanding in his first season with the Green Bay Packers.

Signed as a free agent last June, Campbell put together a first-team All-Pro season and deservedly landed a new five-year deal with the Packers.

Can Campbell continue to play at a high level in 2022?

2021 stats

Campbell played in 16 games for the Packers during the regular season, starting them all. He finished with 146 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks, six quarterback hits, two forced fumbles, five pass defenses, and two interceptions.

2021 season review

It was a truly special season for Campbell, and what a great story.

Campbell was a free agent and remained unsigned until June 9, when it was announced he was signing with the Packers. Few expected the season he was about to have in Green Bay.

Early in the season, Campbell kept making play after play. He always seemed to be near the ball and making tackles.

What was so impressive was how Campbell maintained that level of play all season long, and he deservedly earned first-team All-Pro honors.

Will he make the roster?

Yes. The Packers signed Campbell to a new five-year contract extension this offseason. What a great story for Campbell after going unsigned for two months last year.

What to expect in 2022

The biggest question for Campbell entering 2022 is whether he can repeat last season’s success.

Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus ranked the top 32 linebackers ahead of the 2022 season. Campbell was in a tier called “one-year wonder”.

Can he continue to play at an All-Pro level?

Why not? Campbell will be playing in the same defensive system he had so much success in last season. He will also be surrounded by a ton of talent. There aren’t many weaknesses on the Packers’ defense.

Expectations will be high for Campbell, but he showed just how good he can be last year.