Packers: 3 Brian Gutekunst draft picks in danger of being cut in 2022

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ILB Isaiah McDuffie

The Packers are stacked at inside linebacker.

This offseason, they re-signed De’Vondre Campbell, who is coming off a first-team All-Pro season. They also drafted Quay Walker with the 22nd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Krys Barnes, who has plenty of starting experience for the Packers, is the frontrunner to be the main backup behind the top two. Then there is Ty Summers, who has established himself as a key special-teamer for the Packers.

Green Bay also drafted versatile defender Tariq Carpenter, who played safety at college but will move to inside linebacker in the NFL.

Where does this leave Isaiah McDuffie, a sixth-round pick last year?

McDuffie was active for 13 games last season but didn’t feature at all on defense. His role was limited to special teams.

It’s difficult to see exactly where he fits into the Packers’ plans this season.

Campbell, Walker, and Barnes are roster locks. Summers is almost certainly ahead of McDuffie on the depth chart.

If Green Bay keeps more than four inside linebackers on the initial 53-man roster, McDuffie will compete with rookie Carpenter.

While the second-year pro can make the Packers’ 53-man roster, he is very much on the roster bubble this summer.