Several battles are taking place across the roster, as the Packers have a lot of depth questions to answer before the regular season begins. There is still a ton of work to do, but we are beginning to get a clearer picture of who will line up where. With that in mind, let’s check out three Packers who are off to a scorching hot start to training camp.
These three players on the Green Bay Packers are off to a hot start to training camp and look ready for larger-than-expected roles.
This was an under-the-radar signing by Green Bay, but it looks like it could pay huge dividends. Jarran Reed joined a suddenly emerging defensive line that includes stud Kenny Clark, solid veteran Dean Lowry, and first-round draft pick Devonte Wyatt.
Other than Clark, however, Reed looks like the best lineman out there. He’s been flexing his muscles against both the pass and run and usually has a couple of very good plays every practice. In the fully padded practice on Tuesday, he had at least a couple of would-be sacks on Aaron Rodgers. Reed looks like he’ll be a major contributor this season.
The Packers have a few questions at offensive tackle with David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins still on the PUP list. Yosh Nijman will be the next man up, but there are still unknowns about who will man the other tackle position. Zach Tom has quickly worked his way in with the starters at right tackle and is holding his own at the position. He doesn’t have the ideal size, but has great athleticism to make up for it. We’ll see if he can continue the momentum he created during camp’s first week.
We can’t have a Packers’ article about training camp without mentioning Romeo Doubs (I don’t make the rules, I just follow them). Doubs continues to make spectacular plays each and every camp and that didn’t stop when the pads went on. He beat Eric Stokes deep in one-on-one drills, causing the corner to throw his helmet in frustration. He also had a terrific catch in the corner of the end zone where he caught the ball in traffic and got two feet down inbounds. If this continues, it looks like he could be an immediate contributor at wide receiver.