Packers: Predicting tight end depth chart in 2022 season

Green Bay Packers, Robert Tonyan (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Robert Tonyan (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers‘ tight end room looks mostly the same as a year ago.

General manager Brian Gutekunst didn’t make many changes at tight end this offseason.

Robert Tonyan is recovering from a torn ACL and the Packers will hope he is good to go in time for Week 1.

Packers TE depth chart predictions in 2022

  1. Robert Tonyan
  2. Marcedes Lewis
  3. Josiah Deguara
  4. Tyler Davis

Once Robert Tonyan returns, he should resume his role as the Packers’ top tight end.

According to Pro Football Reference, Tonyan played on over 61 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in 2020, his last fully healthy season.

Marcedes Lewis will also have a significant role to play on offense. He started all 17 games for the Packers last season and is so important to this team due to his blocking ability.

He can also contribute as a receiver. Last season, he made 23 catches for 214 yards, his best receiving numbers in four years.

Josiah Deguara enters an important third season. The former third-round pick has been unable to carve out a full-time role on offense as of yet. Where he can help the offense is with his versatility. Whether as a blocker or pass catcher, Deguara has something to offer and will compete for the No. 3 spot this season.

A player to watch closely at training camp is Tyler Davis.

Davis has received praise all offseason long. His ability to contribute on special teams should help him earn a roster spot this summer. It will be interesting to see what role he could play in the Packers’ offense, especially if Tonyan has to miss any time at the start of the season.

Competing with Davis and Deguara for a roster spot will be Dominique Dafney.

It should make for an interesting positional battle throughout training camp and the preseason.