2. Multiple Packers 2022 draft picks miss out on 53
The Packers expect second-year jumps from Quay Walker, Devonte Wyatt, Christian Watson, and Romeo Doubs, but other 2022 draft picks may miss out on the 53-man roster altogether.
Third-round pick Sean Rhyan has a mountain to climb after a disastrous rookie season. One special teams snap and a six-game suspension isn't exactly how the Packers expected his first year to play out when they selected him in the third round.
Rhyan has spent time at center this offseason. He needs to make it work.
Tariq Carpenter is another player to watch. He played well on special teams in the second half of last year, but the Packers' linebacker and safety depth could keep him off the 53. It's less about Carpenter, and more about the Packers' multiple options at both positions.
Jonathan Ford and Rasheed Walker will compete for backup jobs. Ford could back up T.J. Slaton at nose tackle and provide some special teams value, while Walker can land a backup job at tackle. But Ford needs the Packers to keep six defensive linemen, which is no guarantee, while Walker needs to outperform several other offensive linemen on the roster bubble.
Multiple second-year players could miss out on the 53-man roster.