3 Packers players who could lose their jobs to rookies in 2023

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The Green Bay Packers had several rookies win starting jobs last season. Which new additions to the roster could replace veterans this year?

First-round pick Quay Walker was an instant starter as a rookie, starting 16 games. Second-round pick Christian Watson started 11 of the 14 games he played and he enters the new season as the Packers' top wide receiver.

Day 3 picks Romeo Doubs and Kingsley Enagbare each started seven games in year one.

The Packers drafted 13 players this offseason, so at least a few are likely to win starting jobs in the coming months. Which Packers veterans are at risk of losing their spot in the starting lineup?

DT T.J. Slaton

T.J. Slaton is projected to start at nose tackle this season. The departure of Jarran Reed and Dean Lowry creates an opening along the defensive line for the Packers. Slaton starting at nose tackle will allow Kenny Clark to impact the game more.

However, Slaton is unproven in a full-time role and he will face competition from rookie Colby Wooden for snaps.

While Wooden is likely to play at defensive end, not nose tackle, Clark can move to nose tackle when Slaton isn't on the field. If the Packers feel their best starting defensive line includes Wooden, it may mean Slaton misses out.

Second-year Devonte Wyatt should see an increase in snaps. The Packers' top two will likely be Clark and Wyatt. When they start with three defensive linemen, it comes down to Slaton and Wooden.