7 bold predictions for the Packers training camp 2022
Packers keep seven wide receivers
Under Matt LaFleur, the Packers have never kept more than six wide receivers on the initial roster. There’s a good chance that changes this summer.
Assuming everyone is healthy, it isn’t easy to decide which of this group gets cut: Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, Randall Cobb, Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Amari Rodgers, Samori Toure.
Lazard, Watkins, and Cobb are roster locks. Watson was a high draft pick. Doubs was a fourth-rounder. Rodgers was a third-round pick in 2021.
So, what about Toure? He was a standout performer during the offseason program. If he continues to impress, how could the Packers consider cutting him?
This might be a rare situation where they have to keep seven receivers on the 53.
Packers only keep five cornerbacks
The opposite could be true at cornerback.
Green Bay has a star trio of Jaire Alexander, Eric Stokes, and Rasul Douglas.
Shemar Jean-Charles is a second-year player and draft pick, so there’s a good case for him making the roster. Keisean Nixon was a free-agent signing and is a valuable special teams player.
But it’s hard to name one more cornerback that has to make the roster. Everyone else can be replaced. So why keep a sixth cornerback?
That can all change if a corner on the roster steps up this summer. But right now, there’s every chance they only keep five on the initial 53-man roster.