In the competitive world of high draft picks, weighty expectations often accompany the spotlight. Yet, it’s also a realm where critics can jump to unjust conclusions prematurely. Such might have been the case for Sean Rhyan, the Green Bay Packers‘ third-round pick from 2022.
We barely hear from Rhyan during his rookie campaign—just one solitary snap on the field. Even in practice sessions, his appearances remained scarce, almost fading into obscurity. As the curtains rise on training camp, he must rewrite this narrative.
Amid discussions about potential contenders to challenge Josh Myers at center, Rhyan’s name remained absent. Instead, his focus shifted to guard positions, a realm dominated by the likes of Jon Runyan and Elgton Jenkins.
These three players on the Green Bay Packers have the most to prove to the team and to themselves with training camp underway.
Runyan’s contract expires after this season, hinting at a potential vacancy for a starting role—a chance Rhyan or another aspiring talent must seize. This training camp serves as Rhyan’s crucible to demonstrate his growth, both on and off the field, and stake his claim for a coveted roster spot this year.
Aside from Rhyan, there are two other individuals facing heightened stakes as the training camp unfolds.