Packers: Grades for 2022 draft class entering Week 14 bye

Green Bay Packers, Quay Walker (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Early grades for the Green Bay Packers’ 2022 draft class during their bye week.

With the Green Bay Packers entering their bye in Week 14, now is a good time to give an early review of the 2022 draft class.

So far, it’s looking like a good one for Green Bay. A number of rookies have contributed this season and shown great potential for the future.

Could this end up being the best draft class under general manager Brian Gutekunst to date? Quite possibly.

Let’s hand out grades for each pick.

Grading Packers’ 2022 draft: Round 1

LB Quay Walker: B

At times, Quay Walker has looked like a future Pro Bowler. Other times, it’s clear he’s a rookie.

But that’s understandable. That’s the expectation. Walker will become a better player as he gains more experience.

Walker leads the Packers with 100 tackles this season, and he has also made four tackles for loss, three quarterback hits, half a sack, three pass defenses, two forced fumbles, and he recovered a fumble and returned it 63 yards.

It hasn’t been a perfect rookie season for Walker, but he has shown star potential.

DT Devonte Wyatt: C

Devonte Wyatt needs more playing time. He has impressed in a backup role this year but continues to only play a limited number of snaps.

In the final four games, the Packers need to get him more involved to see what he can do.

The encouraging sign is that Wyatt has played well when he’s given an opportunity.