The Green Bay Packers‘ first depth chart of the year is here.
It’s important to note that this depth chart is unofficial. It’s a projection based on how practices have gone, and nothing more than that.
In the bigger picture, this means very little. However, it’s still an interesting insight into how things currently stand.
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky tweeted out the Packers’ first unofficial depth chart ahead of their preseason opener.
Here are three takeaways:
Jake Hanson listed as a starter at guard
The ‘starting’ offensive line on the depth chart is left tackle Yosh Nijman, left guard Jon Runyan, center Josh Myers, right guard Jake Hanson, and right tackle Royce Newman.
This has been one of the starting units at practice.
Jake Hanson is the biggest surprise. Hanson has played six offensive snaps in his first two seasons, per Pro Football Reference, and is primarily a center. The fact he could start at guard is a little surprising.
Of course, the starting five could change dramatically once David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins are cleared to return from injury.
Romeo Doubs part of the second-team offense… for now
Romeo Doubs has been a standout performer this summer. He may become a starting wide receiver for the Packers this season, but for now, he’s listed as a backup on the unofficial depth chart.
Again, this doesn’t mean anything. It’s a projection.
If Doubs continues to impress, he’ll be a starter in no time.
Quay Walker a starter, Devonte Wyatt on second-team defense
The current starters along the defensive line are Kenny Clark, Jarran Reed, and Dean Lowry. This means first-round pick Devonte Wyatt is part of the second-team defense.
It won’t be surprising if that’s how it looks in Week 1. It will be tough for Wyatt to overtake any of the starting three. Even so, he’ll have a vital role to play as part of the rotation.
It’s a different story for Quay Walker, who is listed as a starter next to De’Vondre Campbell. We’ve seen this regularly in practice. Walker will have a featured role this season.
Other interesting notes
- Kabion Ento is listed as part of the second-team defense, surprisingly ahead of Keisean Nixon and Rico Gafford.
- The top three at wide receiver are as expected: Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, and Randall Cobb.
- Zach Tom’s position is right tackle, which is where he has spent a lot of time in recent practices.
- Isaiah McDuffie is ahead of Ty Summers, which isn’t surprising based on their performances at camp so far.
- Shawn Davis has widely been considered the frontrunner for the third safety spot, but he’s behind Vernon Scott and Innis Gaines on the unofficial depth chart.