Green Bay Packers training camp is now underway and preseason is right around the corner. During training camp and preseason games, players will be looking to shine and have their coaches notice them. Some players will be fighting just for a roster spot, while others are fighting to move up the depth chart or try to keep the position they are in. The Packers have had some players playing very well so far in training camp and will look to continue to do so once the preseason games start.
Romeo Doubs is a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers that was taken in the fourth round of this year’s 2022 draft. Coming into training camp, the Packers have plenty of opportunity for any receiver to climb the depth chart and be a contributor to the offense. Romeo Doubs has caught the attention of not only the fans and coaches, but also Aaron Rodgers. Getting the trust and praise from Rodgers is very hard to do, but Doubs early in training has been fantastic and has started to get reps with the number one offense. Coming into training camp, most people expected Doubs to be a special teams guy that could maybe do punt returns, because of the electric speed that he has. With how he is doing in camp, you should definitely expect to see a lot of him during the regular season.
Rashan Gary is an outside linebacker for the Packers who continues to find ways to get better. While he continues to improve on the field, he is also improving as a leader. He has been very vocal during training camp and is still encouraging his teammates while he is on the sidelines. When he is on the field though, he has been a force to be reckoned with. He has been blowing up the offensive line during team drills and looks to have his best year yet.
Zach Tom was drafted in the fourth round of this year’s 2022 draft out of Wake Forest. He is a very versatile offensive lineman who can play guard or tackle. Tom has looked very good in one on one drills and team drills. He has gone against the best with having to go one-on-one against Preston Smith and Rashan Gary and has been able to hold his own. He has already worked his way up to doing team drills with the first team offense. This would be very big for the Packers offense if he could come in and start at tackle while David Bakhtiari continues to come back from his knee injury. If Bakhtiari is able to come back, it will provide some much needed depth at multiple positions.
Quay Walker is a middle linebacker who was drafted in the first round by the Packers in this year’s draft. He has looked the part so far in training camp playing alongside all pro De’Vondre Campbell. He has been stuffing up the run and able to get to the outside before anyone else does with his elite speed that not many linebackers have. This will be something that the Packers defense really needs considering they struggled to stop the run for most of the season last year. He has also done well in pass coverage. He is also great in coverage. He covers the running back out of the backfield most of the time and the running back is usually Aaron Jones. This is a great test considering Jones is one of the best receiving backs in the NFL. If his play so far in training camp can translate to the regular season, the Packers defense will be a very tough unit.
Rich Bisaccia was the Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach last season once Jon Gruden was fired. He was then let go after the season and the Packers swooped in and made him their special teams coordinator. Bisaccia is someone that definitely could have been a head coach in this league so this is a big addition by the Packers. He has already shown his worth so far in training camp. Head coach of the Green Bay Packers Matt Lafleur has talked about how much he has learned from Bisaccia about special teams and says that he isn’t afraid to get on Lafleur if he needs to. He also brings his energy to the practice field as well. Players and coaches have talked about how there is more focus and energy when special teams are practicing. Bisaccia also has gotten on several players for not being aggressive enough in the return game. This type of coach and energy has been needed in Green Bay for a long time when it comes to special teams. Special teams has been the biggest weakness for a very long time and has cost the Packers big time games including last year’s playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers. If Bisaccia can turn special teams around, that would be a big boost for this Packers team.