Top 5 storylines to follow during Packers mandatory minicamp

There's plenty to keep a close eye on this week.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love throws a pass during organized team activities
Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love throws a pass during organized team activities / Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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The Green Bay Packers' road to training camp reaches its final stop. It's the last opportunity for players to impress the coaches and gain valuable reps before the serious work begins next month.

While the work on the practice field will be a continuation from OTAs, which the Packers completed last week, there is a key difference. Minicamp is mandatory, whereas the previous practices were voluntary. The Packers will expect full attendance from the entire roster for two important days of practice, as Matt LaFleur usually skips the final session to take the players on a team-building activity.

What can we expect from minicamp, and what are the biggest storylines this week?

5. Which quarterback has the advantage in backup competition?

The Packers have two candidates to back up Jordan Love this season. With a year of experience under his belt, Sean Clifford leads the way, but he faces serious competition from rookie Michael Pratt.

Pratt was one of the standout performers during OTAs, putting his name firmly in the conversation for the backup quarterback job. But that counts for nothing if he can't build on it. As Mike McCarthy used to say, it's about stacking success.

Clifford has put enough good play on tape not to panic about Pratt's arrival. The former Penn State quarterback exceeded expectations in the preseason last summer, making the most of every opportunity that came his way.

Pratt's advantage is that many viewed him as a potential mid-round pick in the draft despite falling to the seventh. He has the talent and potential to become a quality backup. That alone could solidify a roster spot. After impressing during OTAs, Pratt has a chance to overtake Clifford on the depth chart. However, Clifford has a better understanding of the offense, having spent the past year working alongside Jordan Love.

The race for the backup job promises to be a good one in the months ahead and likely won't be settled until the preseason. But every practice counts, and both quarterbacks will want to finish the offseason program on a positive note.