As the Green Bay Packers conclude their Family Night practice, it’s time to assess the risers and fallers in the Packers’ Stock Market.
Throughout the year, I’ll be tracking the progress of the top five players who have shown improvement and those who have seen a decline during significant events like training camp, preseason games, and Family Night practices. The stock market will reset at the end of the preseason when the initial 53-man roster is announced and the regular season begins.
In our first update, Tyler Goodson, Tyler Davis, Lukas Van Ness, and Jaire Alexander were trending up, while Patrick Taylor and Yosh Nijman were trending down. Let’s see who makes the cut this week as we continue to monitor the players’ performances.
Let’s check in on the Green Bay Packers stock market following their Family Night practice, including updates on Anders Carlson, David Bakhtiari and more.
Riser: Anders Carlson
If this article was released earlier in the week, Packers’ kicker Anders Carlson would have been considered a faller. However, he quickly turned the tide with an impressive showing at Family Night.
During Saturday night’s event, Carlson had his best performance yet, going 8-for-9 on field goal attempts. The only miss can be attributed to a poor snap and hold combination. This bounce-back display was crucial for the rookie, who has faced criticism in recent weeks. While Carlson boasts a powerful leg, his accuracy and consistency have been under scrutiny. With this positive development, he’s shown the potential to overcome challenges and make strides in his kicking game.
Faller: Josh Myers
A concerning development is unfolding in Packerland, particularly with center Josh Myers and his snapping issues. During Saturday’s practice, Myers had another mishap, this time with a botched snap from the shotgun formation. Unfortunately, this is becoming a recurring theme throughout training camp. The Packers are undoubtedly keeping a close eye on this situation, as Myers needs to rectify these issues promptly, otherwise, the team’s patience may wear thin, and they could be forced to explore alternative options at the center position. The young player must address this problem swiftly to maintain his standing with the team.
Faller: David Bakhtiari’s Health
The Packers’ offensive line situation adds an interesting layer to Josh Myers’ position battle. David Bakhtiari’s inconsistent appearances at practice have provided Myers some breathing room. When Bakhtiari is absent, Yosh Nijman shifts to left tackle, leaving Zach Tom at right tackle, and Myers remains at center, removing Tom from the competition for the center position.
However, Bakhtiari’s recent absences raise concerns. He missed practice on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (no Friday practice), prompting worry among fans. Despite reassurances from the Packers, this recurring trend is troubling, especially for a player who is nearly three years removed from his initial injury.
Riser: Luke Musgrave
The Packers’ rookie tight ends, Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft, bring a lot of promise to the position. Musgrave, in particular, stands out with his impressive combination of speed and size, making defenders wary of his abilities. His knack for consistently getting open behind defenses is already creating headaches for the opposing defense, and he appears poised to make a significant impact in his first year in the league. Keep an eye on Musgrave as he could emerge as a major threat for Green Bay’s offense.
Riser: Interior Defensive Line
Green Bay’s approach to their defensive linemen this year has taken a different turn, prioritizing quicker and more agile players over traditional massive space eaters. And the early results are promising. Players like Devonte Wyatt, TJ Slaton, Colby Wooden, and Karl Brooks are already making a strong impression, showcasing their skills and potential during training camp. If this trend continues into the preseason and regular season, the Packers could boast one of their deepest and most effective interior defensive line units in years, providing a formidable force against opposing offenses.