The Green Bay Packers have made some changes across the offensive line this year, but it should remain one of the deepest groups in the league.
That’s especially true with David Bakhtiari expected to be ready to go at training camp, and also once Elgton Jenkins returns from a torn ACL.
Let’s take a closer look at the Packers’ offensive line ahead of training camp.
Josh Myers enters Year 2 with the Packers and will resume his role as the team’s starting center.
The other centers currently on the roster are Jake Hanson, Michal Menet, and Cole Schneider.
Jon Runyan Jr. will be aiming to retain a starting job at guard, and he should be considered a frontrunner after impressing in that role in 2021.
With Lucas Patrick gone, second-year Royce Newman will be in the mix to start at guard. He started 16 games in the regular season last year but was replaced by Patrick in the playoffs.
Rookies Sean Rhyan and Zach Tom will provide competition at the guard spots, but they also have the versatility to play at multiple positions.
Cole Van Lanen and George Moore will compete for roster spots.
At tackle, David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins will likely be the starting pair when fully healthy. Yosh Nijman can start while Jenkins recovers from a torn ACL.
Rookie Rasheed Walker has the potential to develop into a starter at tackle. He will be a player to watch at training camp. Tackle Caleb Jones will also be competing for a spot on the 53-man roster.
Expectations will be high for the offensive line this year, especially when Bakhtiari and Jenkins are starting at tackle.
There will be some decisions for head coach Matt LaFleur to make at training camp, mostly at guard. Who will be the two starters at guard this season?
Also, who will fill in at tackle should Jenkins miss the start of the season? Nijman is likely the frontrunner.
The Packers have good depth, which should lead to some exciting battles at camp.