4 Packers who have everything to prove at minicamp this week

It's an important week for these Packers players.
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The Green Bay Packers have completed their organized team activities, leaving one final stop on the road to training camp: Mandatory minicamp.

Green Bay holds its minicamp from June 11-13, although Matt LaFleur usually scraps practice on the third day for a team-building exercise. Last year, the Packers went paintballing.

Unlike OTAs, the three-day minicamp is mandatory, with the Packers expecting the entire roster to attend. It's the final opportunity for the players and coaches to work together before training camp begins on July 22.

Training camp and the preseason will settle the biggest positional battles, but these players will want to make a good impression this week.

Which Packers have a point to prove at minicamp?

Sean Rhyan

One of the Packers' top storylines this summer is the competition for starting jobs along the offensive line. Jon Runyan's departure created an opening at right guard. Third-year Sean Rhyan is the frontrunner to win the job, but the Packers could go in several directions, including giving first-round pick Jordan Morgan an opportunity.

Rhyan showed promise last season. By season's end, he had split snaps with Runyan at right guard but was unable to win the starting job full-time. Rhyan is in pole position at right guard entering minicamp, but he must win a tough competition in the months ahead.

Anders Carlson

After a rocky debut season, Anders Carlson faces competition from veteran Greg Joseph and Jack Podlesny. The Packers are nowhere near making a final decision, but Carlson appears to have taken an early lead.

Carlson stepped up to the challenge throughout OTAs, showing the kind of consistency we didn't see enough last season. Matt LaFleur is trying to increase the pressure on kickers. Last week, he allowed players to distract the kickers by making noise and waving towels. Carlson delivered on a 53-yard attempt.

Carlson may have the early advantage for the kicking job, but the competition is far from over. He needs another strong week at minicamp.

Sean Clifford

Sean Clifford performed well last summer throughout training camp and the preseason, but he will have to beat rookie Michael Pratt for the No. 2 job behind Jordan Love.

Pratt turned heads during OTAs and made a strong first impression, increasing his chances of backing up Love in his rookie year. Clifford will have something to say about that. He has a year of experience in Matt LaFleur's offense and showed potential as the backup quarterback.

Green Bay could make room for both quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, but only one can win the No. 2 job. After a strong start from Pratt, it's over to Clifford to respond.

Grant DuBose

The Packers have excellent depth at wide receiver with a top four of Christian Watson, Jayden Reed, Romeo Doubs, and Dontayvion Wicks. Bo Melton is close to securing a spot on the 53-man roster as the WR5.

Reed and Wicks put together impressive rookie seasons, but Grant DuBose is the forgotten wide receiver from last year's draft class. An injury sidelined DuBose for most of training camp, giving him limited opportunities to show what he could do.

There is competition for the final roster spot from Samori Toure and Malik Heath, but DuBose can increase his chances of making the 53 with a good week at minicamp.

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