Packers: Predicting inside linebacker depth chart in 2022 season

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The Green Bay Packers have their best inside linebacker depth in years.

At the start of the offseason, the Packers faced the possibility of entering 2022 with Krys Barnes and Ty Summers as the top two on the depth chart.

However, they have since re-signed De’Vondre Campbell to a five-year deal, then drafted Quay Walker with their first of two picks in the opening round this past April.

Green Bay now has great talent and depth at the position.

Packers ILB depth chart predictions in 2022

  1. De’Vondre Campbell
  2. Quay Walker
  3. Krys Barnes
  4. Ty Summers

Back in Green Bay on a new deal, All-Pro De’Vondre Campbell will continue his role as one of the most important players in Joe Barry’s defense.

Krys Barnes likely won’t be the main backup inside linebacker again this season after the team drafted Quay Walker in the first round.

According to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, Campbell and Walker were both part of the base defense on the first day of training camp.

That’s perhaps a sign that the Packers plan to use two inside linebackers more frequently this season.

That doesn’t mean Barnes won’t be an important player for Green Bay. He provides valuable depth at linebacker, and he also can play a lot of snaps on special teams. Barnes should be the top backup behind Campbell and Walker.

With Oren Burks gone, there will be less competition for Ty Summers. He has become a key special teams player for the Packers and should resume that role in 2022. That’s why I have him fourth on the depth chart.

Summers’ biggest competition will come from second-year Isaiah McDuffie. But I have the Packers going with Summers based on his special teams experience.

Another player who could be in the mix is rookie Tariq Carpenter. He is currently listed as a safety on the Packers’ website, although he could end up at inside linebacker.