Packers: Power ranking NFC North position groups in 2022 season

Green Bay Packers, Allen Lazard (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
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Running backs

1. Packers

The Packers have great depth with two running backs who had over 1,000 yards from scrimmage last season. Head coach Matt LaFleur said Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon are 1A and 1A running backs in his offense. With so much change at wide receiver, both players will have significant roles in 2022.

Green Bay also has good depth. Kylin Hill will be back this season, and practice-squad running back Tyler Goodson had a great preseason.

2. Vikings

In his past 41 games, Dalvin Cook has 3,851 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns. He is still one of the best running backs in football. Alexander Mattison is a solid backup capable of starting if Cook misses any time.

3. Bears

David Montgomery has averaged 936 yards and seven touchdowns in his first three seasons, which is solid. After doing little to help Justin Fields at wide receiver, the Bears will need Montgomery to have his second 1,000-yard season this year.

4. Lions

The Lions’ backfield has the potential to be very good in 2022. D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams combined for 1,218 rushing yards and eight touchdowns last year. This is a good, not great running back duo, but getting to play behind a dominant offensive line should help them this season.