7 Packers on the hot seat ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft

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5. Packers guard Royce Newman

Royce Newman lost his starting job last season, and he will need to play well over the summer to guarantee a spot on the Packers' 53-man roster.

According to Pro Football Reference, Newman played on 97% of the Packers' offensive snaps in his rookie season, starting 16 of 17 games. The results were mixed. Newman was incredibly inconsistent, which led to him losing his starting job for the final game of the 2021 season.

Newman was back in the starting lineup for Week 1 of 2022. However, he struggled in the opening six games of the regular season and eventually lost his starting position after a poor performance against the New York Jets.

From Week 7 on, Newman only saw significant playing time in one game, when he played 48 snaps against the Miami Dolphins. In the other 10 games, he played a combined eight snaps on offense.

Elgton Jenkins and Jon Runyan Jr. are the Packers' starters at guard, and second-year Zach Tom should also be ahead of Newman on the depth chart. Green Bay has drafted three offensive linemen in each of the past three drafts, a trend that could continue this year. That would add even more competition for Newman to win a backup job this summer.