Way Too Early Packers 53 Man Roster Prediction

Now that free agency, the draft, and undrafted free agency have all come and gone, I’ve included my inital guess for the team’s 53 man roster.  The starters are in bold.  Rookies are italicized.  This projection includes two position changes that I would make.

QB-2

Aaron Rodgers
DeShone Kizer

RB-4

Aaron Jones
Ty Montgomery
Jamaal Williams
Aaron Ripkowski

WR-7

Davante Adams
Randall Cobb
J’Mon Moore
DeAngelo Yancey
Geronimo Allison
Equanimeous St. Brown
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (special teams)

TE-3

Jimmy Graham
Lance Kendricks
Emanuel Byrd

OL-9

David Bakhtiari
Lane Taylor
Corey Linsley
Kyle Murphy
Bryan Bulaga
Jason Spriggs
Kofi Amichia
Cole Madison
Alex Light

DL- 6

Kenny Clark
Mike Daniels
Muhammad Wilkerson
Dean Lowry
Montravius Adams
Joe Looney

EDGE- 5

Clay Matthews
Nick Perry
Vince Biegel
Reggie Gilbert
Kendall Donnerson

LB- 4

Blake Martinez
Jake Ryan
Oren Burks
Kyler Fackrell

CB- 6

Tramon Williams
Kevin King
Jaire Alexander
Josh Jackson
Lenzy Pipkins
Demetri Goodson (special teams)

S- 4

HaHa Clinton-Dix
Josh Jones
Quinten Rollins
Kentrell Brice

Special Teams-3

P- JK Scott
K- Mason Crosby
LS- Hunter Bradley

Toughest decisions:

  • Picking an undrafted free agent to make the team.  One makes the squad every year, so it’s basically impossible to get this prediction correct unless you choose one.  Green Bay drafting 11 rookies, though, made this a very difficult process.
  • The last safety.  I like Marwin Evans quite a bit more than I like Kentrell Brice, but I’m not convinced the Packers feel the same way.
  • Scott over Vogel.  Vogel was really good a season ago, but Scott is special or they wouldn’t have used a mid round pick on him.
  • Wide receivers- I don’t know if they’ll keep seven of them or not.  I kept MVS on as a special teamer.  You can basically call him a safety for these purposes, or just move the receviers to six and the special teamers to four.  Giving up on Trevor Davis before year three (that’s when receivers “get it”) I didn’t like.
  • Offensive line- I have no idea what’s going to happen on the O-Line.  I could see them re-signing Jahri Evans if they don’t like what they see early on from the rehab guys (Spriggs, Murphy).

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

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