Packers: Predicting offensive line depth chart in 2022 season
The Green Bay Packers have consistently had a deep offensive line group, and this should be no different in 2022.
Despite losing Billy Turner and Lucas Patrick this offseason, the Packers strengthened their depth in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The battles for starting jobs will be interesting to watch throughout training camp.
Packers OL depth chart predictions in 2022
- LT: David Bakhtiari
- LG: Jon Runyan Jr.
- C: Josh Myers
- RG: Royce Newman
- RT: Elgton Jenkins
- Backup tackles: Yosh Nijman, Rasheed Walker
- Backup interior linemen: Sean Rhyan, Zach Tom
This is tough to predict.
When healthy, we know five-time All-Pro David Bakhtiari will start at left tackle. We know Josh Myers will be the starting center.
Elgton Jenkins will most likely start at right tackle when he returns from injury, although he can play wherever the team needs him. Jenkins was a Pro Bowler at guard in 2020.
But the rest? Your guess is as good as mine.
Rookie Zach Tom can play just about anywhere along the line. He has spent some time with the first-team offense at left tackle this week at training camp. If Bakhtiari misses any time, perhaps Tom will be the starter. Equally, he could win a starting job at guard.
Sean Rhyan’s best fit is likely at guard, and it also would be no surprise if he won a starting job at training camp.
In the first few practices at training camp, head coach Matt LaFleur has been rotating the offensive line. We likely won’t have a clearer picture of who might start until later in the summer.
But that’s not a bad position to be in. The Packers have excellent depth across the board, with multiple players who have positional versatility.
The competition this summer should be a fun one, and it’ll be interesting to see who makes the starting five in Week 1.