Green Bay Packers Rosterdamus 1.0

HaHa Clinton-Dix

With the completion of the 2014 NFL Draft and the subsequent undrafted free agent signings we now (probably) know the 90 players that the Packers are going to go to camp with.  This means we can really start thinking (and get excited) about next season.  One of the realizations that I came to after this draft is how deep and talented this roster is.  There are good football players who are absolutely not going to make this team.  I would anticipate that there are good football players that are not going to make this team that won’t sneak on to the practice squad either.  I honestly haven’t looked at a roster from top to bottom and been this excited since the 2011 preseason right before the Packers won 15 regular season games.

What I’m going to do now (and will not do again for some time) is make my prediction for the 53 man roster.  I will not project the practice squad until we get in to the preseason and I have actually seen the young players play and researched their progress in training camp.  Projected starters are underlined.

Quarterbacks (2)

Aaron Rodgers
Matt Flynn

Running Backs (5)

Eddie Lacy
James Starks
DuJuan Harris
Jonathan Franklin
John Kuhn

Wide Receivers (6)

Jordy Nelson
Randall Cobb
Jarrett Boykin
Davante Adams
Jared Abbrederis
Jeff Janis

Tight Ends (4)

Andrew Quarless
Brandon Bostick
Richard Rodgers
Ryan Taylor

Offensive Linemen (8)

David Bakhtiari
Josh Sitton
JC Tretter
TJ Lang
Bryan Bulaga
Derek Sherrod
Don Barclay
Corey Linsley

Defensive Linemen (6)

Mike Daniels
BJ Raji
Datone Jones
Jerel Worthy
Khyri Thornton
Josh Boyd

Elephant Ends (3)

Julius Peppers
Nick Perry
Mike Neal

Outside Linebackers (3)

Clay Matthews
Carl Bradford
Adrian Hubbard

Inside Linebackers (4)

AJ Hawk
Brad Jones
Jamari Lattimore
Sam Barrington

Cornerbacks (5)

Sam Shields
Tramon Williams
Casey Hayward
Davon House
Jarrett Bush

Safeties (4)

HaHa Clinton-Dix
Morgan Burnett
Micah Hyde
Sean Richardson

Specialists (3)

Mason Crosby
Tim Masthay
Brett Goode

The final cuts here came down to 7th round WR Jeff Janis,  RB DuJuan Harris, FB John Kuhn (they made the team), 3rd string QB Scott Tolzien, WRs Myles White and Chris Harper DL Letroy Guion, S Chris Banjo, OLBs Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer and ILB Jake Doughty (they did not).  As always, an undrafted free agent (Adrian Hubbard) made the team.

---------------------

Ross Uglem is a writer at PackersTalk.com. You can follow Ross on twitter at RossUglem

---------------------

Share

7 Responses to Green Bay Packers Rosterdamus 1.0

  1. Ian Hanley says:

    I used the roster building tool that is out there on packersnews.com and mine looked pretty similar. I think the only difference was I had Guion and Tolzien making the cut, and Janis and Hubbard missing it.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

    • Ross Uglem says:

      I tend to agree that Janis for Tolzien is a real possibility. I fear that Janis won’t make it to the practice squad given his physical tools, though if he was well thought of you would assume he gets drafted earlier. I included Hubbard for 2 reasons, first, I think he should have been a 4th or 5th round pick and secondly it is almost a certainty that there will be a UDFA that makes the team. If your roster mirrors mine except for those two things none do.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

      • Ian Hanley says:

        I found it hard to put a UDFA on the roster without seeing much out of them, but I think Hubbard will have the best shot. I like the running backs that they picked up in UDFA, but the Packers are just so stacked at the position, which is a nice change for them.

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

        • Ross Uglem says:

          Yeah I completely understand that. My inclusion of Hubbard is based on my pre-draft evaluation of him and nothing else.

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  2. Chris K says:

    A couple of things: I agree Janis is tempting to keep upon the roster but there is a reason he lasted until the 7th round by every team. Would love to see him impress, as well as Kevin Dorsey but its unrealistic to expect a 7th rounder to make this squad.
    I will say the same for Adrian Hubbard. Good looking player but theres a reason hes around beyond his heart condition.
    I think Mulumba could challenge too.
    I think its common place for us to over value a position so I dont buy into Tolzien 100% either. Interesting as he has no practice squad availability left.
    I think Letroy Guion has a place on this team. I lean toward a proven vet over a projection… But maybe not, he got near vets minimum as a coverup/fallback . I understand Neal & Peppers can double down as a Dlinemen…

    *I have an extremely tough time NOT keeping CB Demetri Goodson on this roster as a 6th rounder…
    You had by far the beat projection out there! I would just Goodson on this roster somehow, maybe in place of that 6th WR… Great article :-)

    With this new attacking scheme it seems, it will be I look forward to seeing a much improved Worthy! He looks horrible trying to stop lateral run lol..

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Ross Uglem says:

      Chris thanks for reading and thanks for the feedback! I agree wholeheartedly on Worthy. I think that we’re going to see a big jump from him in his 3rd year and his 2nd full year removed from that horrific knee injury. He’s still a good player. As for Demetri Goodson I honestly believe that he will be a Green Bay Packer in 2014, I just think that it will be as a practice squad kid. I don’t think that teams (including us) are prepared to have him on their active rosters so he will able to make it on to the practice squad and hang out there for a season until he is asked to contribute (possibly next season if Davon House and Tramon Williams walk).

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  3. […] at the 53 man roster immediately following the undrafted free agent signings, which you can find here.  There have been a few developments since then.  Obviously the most significant one is the […]

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>