6 Things to Watch for at Green Bay Packers Mandatory Minicamp

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 09: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 09, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 09: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 09, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers tight end Tyler Davis (84) is tackles by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Ugo Amadi (28) after a short reception during the first quarter of their game Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The Green Bay Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks 17-0.Packers15 24 /

Under the Radar Green Bay Packers to Watch

Tyler Davis: I’m not sure if Davis is really under the radar anymore after Brian Gutekunst, Matt LaFleur, and Rich Bisaccia have all spoken so highly of him, but he is someone who will certainly be competing for a roster spot.

Bisaccia is excited about what Davis can bring on special teams, while in his limited playing time a season ago, we saw a very capable and willing blocker, ranking 17th out of all tight ends in PFF’s run-blocking grade, and he also made a nice play in the passing game as well.

Shawn Davis: The third safety role, which may not be as prominent this season, is up for grabs this summer, and Shawn Davis is a name to be watching. While, yes, it was only OTAs, with Adrian Amos absent, it was Davis who was filling in next to Darnell Savage. He has also already caught the attention of safeties coach Ryan Downard with his explosiveness and ability to diagnose everything so quickly.

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Keisean Nixon: I briefly mentioned Nixon earlier, but he has an opportunity this summer to earn some playing time. With slot snaps available, that is a role he could fill. While the sample size from last season is small, DB Coach Jerry Gray did acknowledge how well he played inside, allowing four catches on five targets but for just 5.3 yards per catch, according to PFF ($$). He’s also been an effective blitzer and reliable tackler–two other key aspects to playing from the slot.

Nixon also has three years of special teams experience in Las Vegas under Rich Bisaccia, which provides him with another avenue to make a real impact on this Packers team.