Zach Tom, a fourth-round draft pick in 2022, is rapidly emerging as a standout among the Green Bay Packers during this training camp, and his trajectory could ultimately position him as a draft pick steal of considerable proportions.
Despite only making five starts last season as a rookie, Tom demonstrated a knack for finishing strong rather than starting with a flourish. He secured the starting spot in three of the final five games and logging at least 36 snaps in each of those five games.
Echoing his prior season’s performance, Tom has wasted no time asserting himself as one of the Packers’ top five linemen. The question isn’t whether he will start, but rather determining his role within the lineup.
This role might hinge on the performance of third-year player Josh Myers. Myers has encountered his fair share of challenges at the center position, prompting the Packers to explore Tom’s potential in that role. With Tom juggling responsibilities between right tackle and center, Green Bay is providing him with ample opportunities to press Myers and carve out a starting role within the top-tier linemen.
These three players on the Green Bay Packers are off to solid starts, demonstrating their skills during the first two weeks of training camp.
The Packers can take solace in the fact that Tom isn’t the sole player blazing a trail in the early stages of training camp. In addition to Tom, two other players have managed to attract praise during the initial two weeks of preparations.