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.


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