7 bold predictions for the Packers training camp 2022

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Zach Tom wins a starting job

Fourth-round rookie Zach Tom isn’t just a talented player, but he is also incredibly versatile. Elgton Jenkins is no longer the only offensive lineman on the roster capable of playing all five positions. Tom has a way to go to catch Jenkins, a former Pro Bowler, but he has a lot of potential.

Entering training camp, there is some uncertainty about the starting positions along the offensive line.

Jenkins could miss the start of the season as he continues to recover from a torn ACL. David Bakhtiari’s status is unknown. He is currently on the PUP list.

Outside of Josh Myers, it’s tough to predict who will start at each position in Week 1.

That’s where Tom could come in. My prediction is that he will put together an impressive summer and land a starting job somewhere along the line, most likely at guard.

Packers sign a veteran pass rusher

The Packers’ pass rush is close to being one of the league’s best.

Green Bay can generate plenty of interior pass rush with Kenny Clark, Jarran Reed, and Devonte Wyatt.

Rashan Gary and Preston Smith form a strong starting pair on the edge. Rookie Kingsley Enagbare can contribute in a backup role.

But the defense lacks some depth at edge rusher. If they add a talented veteran to play a backup role, it could take this group to the next level. Jason Pierre-Paul and Trey Flowers are among the free agents still available that the Packers could potentially sign to an affordable one-year deal.