Packers 2022 roster preview: Samori Toure impresses at minicamp

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Rookie wide receiver Samori Toure has been impressive throughout the Green Bay Packers‘ offseason program.

Selected in the seventh round by the Packers this April, Toure will face competition to secure a spot on the team’s initial 53-man roster.

But he has made a great start to the summer.

2021 stats

Last season at Nebraska, Toure caught 46 passes for 898 yards and five touchdowns. He also had eight rushing attempts for 63 yards and one touchdown.

Will he make the roster?

Toure faces tough competition for a spot on the 53-man roster.

If the Packers keep six receivers, it will be tough. Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Sammy Watkins, Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Amari Rodgers will all likely make the roster.

If six receivers make the initial 53, Toure would need to outperform Rodgers to have a realistic shot.

However, if he impresses over the summer, the Packers may have no choice but to keep him as a seventh receiver.

Toure will face competition from Juwann Winfree and Malik Taylor, in particular.

What to expect in 2022

If you followed along with updates from reporters during minicamp, a name you would’ve seen repeatedly come up was Samori Toure.

Bill Huber of Sports Illustrated described Toure’s performance as “sensational” on the second day of minicamp last week.

That is exactly what Toure needs to do.

Take that momentum into training camp, and if he can continue to impress, the Packers may have little choice but to find a spot for him on the 53-man roster.

Another important area for Toure will be special teams. If he performs well on the practice field and in the preseason, and also shows he can play a role on special teams, he will dramatically increase his chances of making the roster.

There will be plenty of competition, but the seventh-round pick has made a strong start to the summer and has a shot of making the Packers’ roster.