2016 Packers Depth Chart and Roster Predictions

OTAs are on a break and the Packers have gotten their first glimpse of the 2016 team. From the rookies to the long term veterans there is a ton of talent on this team and the depth chart is packed full.

So while that means a lot of high end talent may not make the team, it also means that the depth is great. So let’s take a look at my first attempt at creating the first depth chart for the Packers 2016 season. I will cover each position in depth over the following few weeks.

Bold Names are on the roster.

Italicized Players will not make the team.

QUARTERBACK (2)

  • #12 Aaron Rodgers
  • #7 Brett Hundley
  • #6 Joe Callahan ( R )
  • #9 Marquise Williams ( R )

RUNNING BACKS (3 RB, 1 FB)

  • #27 Eddie Lacy
  • #44 James Starks
  • #38 John Crockett
  • #26 Don Johnson ( R )
  • #34 Brandon Burks ( R )
  • #22 Aaron Ripkowski (FB)
  • #40 Alstevis Squirewell (FB) ( R )

WIDE RECEIVER (6, 1 PUP)

  • #87 Jordy Nelson
  • #18 Randall Cobb
  • #17 Davante Adams
  • #83 Jeff Janis
  • #88 Ty Montgomery (PUP)
  • #84 Jared Abbrederis
  • #11 Trevor Davis ( R )
  • #81 Geronimo Allison ( R )
  • #16 Herb Waters ( R )
  • #19 Ed Williams
  • #10 Jamel Johnson

TIGHT END (3)

  • #89 Jared Cook
  • #82 Richard Rodgers
  • #85 Mitchell Henry
  • #80 Justin Perillo
  • #86 Kennard Backman
  • #49 Casey Pierce

OFFENSIVE LINE (10)

  • #69 David Bakhtiari (LT)
  • #71 Josh Sitton (LG)
  • #63 Corey Linsley (C)
  • #70 TJ Lang (G)
  • #75 Bryan Bulaga (RT)
  • #73 JC Tretter (OL)
  • #78 Jason Spriggs (T) ( R )
  • #65 Lane Taylor (G)
  • #68 Kyle Murphy (T/G) ( R )
  • #74 Matt Rotheram (G/C)
  • #79 Josh Walker (G)
  • #67 Don Barclay (G/T)
  • #72 Josh James (T) ( R )
  • #62 Lucas Patrick (G) ( R )
  • #57 Jacob Flores (C) ( R )

DEFENSIVE LINE (7, 1 Suspended)

  • #76 Mike Daniels
  • #97 Kenny Clark ( R )
  • #98 Letroy Guion
  • #95 Datone Jones
  • #64 Mike Pennel (Suspended)
  • #94 Dean Lowry ( R )
  • #96 Brian Price ( R )
  • #99 Christian Ringo
  • #90 Tyler Kuder ( R )
  • #77 BJ McBryde
  • #60 Demetris Anderson ( R )

LINEBACKERS (9)

  • #52 Clay Matthews
  • #56 Julius Peppers
  • #47 Jake Ryan
  • #50 Blake Martinez ( R )
  • #58 Sam Barrington
  • #53 Nick Perry
  • #91 Jayrone Elliott
  • #51 Kyler Fackrell ( R )
  • #55 Larentee McCray
  • #43 Beniquez Brown ( R )
  • #48 Joe Thomas
  • #45 Manoa Pikula ( R )
  • #54 Carl Bradford
  • #46 Reggie Gilbert ( R )

CORNERBACKS (5)

  • #37 Sam Shields
  • #23 Damarious Randall
  • #24 Quinten Rollins
  • #36 LaDarius Gunter
  • #20 Makinton Dorleant ( R )
  • #31 Robertson Daniel
  • #39 Demetri Goodson (Suspended)
  • #28 Josh Hawkins ( R )
  • #41 Randall Jette ( R )

SAFETIES (4)

  • #42 Morgan Burnett
  • #21 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
  • #33 Micah Hyde
  • #29 Kentrell Brice ( R )
  • #32 Chris Banjo
  • #25 Marwin Evans ( R )
  • #35 Jermaine Whitehead

SPECIALISTS (3)

  • #2 Mason Crosby (K)
  • #1 Peter Motell (P) ( R )
  • #8 Tim Masthay (P)
  • #59 Rick Lovato (LS)
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Mike Wendlandt is originally from Iola, Wisconsin and graduated from Drake University in 2015 with a degree in History. With a significant journalism background both in writing and broadcasting, Mike can be heard as the play-by-play voice of Central Wisconsin High School sports on WDUX FM 92.7 and on Twitter @MikeWendlandt.

Mike Wendlandt is a writer covering the Green Bay Packers for PackersTalk.com.

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14 thoughts on “2016 Packers Depth Chart and Roster Predictions

  1. Seven WR’s might be pie in the sky, but will be popular with many fans.

  2. Banjo isn’t on your roster. How do you keep your special teams captain off the roster?I like what I have read about brown and hope they keep him but they might be able to sneak him onto the practice squad. I don’t see them keeping 10 OL, but it would be nice. Lots of tough decisions this year. I like the seven receivers and the punter change. Nice roster.

    1. Banjo was my toughest cut for sure but Brice is a more explosive athlete with around the same size who can (hopefully) do the same thing on special teams and maybe bring something more to the defense if needed. And I think with 4 OL being FA after the season that they need to keep their young talent like Rotheram and Murphy.

  3. There is nothing wrong with a history degree, it develops critical and analytical thinking more so than some of the more “applicable” degrees like communications where you are apt to never get a serious view of the world. Yours truly has a history degree from Princeton.
    Nevertheless, Mike seems to think Masthay may be history (no pun intended) and as to the safeties, who is Brice?

    1. Thank you. I love history (especially US Foreign Relations) and I got much more excited about it as a major as I approached graduation (it was a minor earlier). I plan on using my experience in the field to make sure that my research is top notch and that I can read both sides of a story and form the best conclusion, especially breaking stories that need deep research and fact-checking.

      1. Throughout your life, Mike, you’ll see you will like well written history books as much as you’d like best sellers.

    2. And as far as Masthay goes, Mortell brings more for me as far as hang time. If he can develop chemistry with Crosby its his job as far as I’m concerned. And Brice is an explosive athlete who tested well and has a lot of experience and versatility. He is a more athletic Banjo to me.

      1. As long as Mortell gets an honest chance at the job is all that matters, politics (who the holder will be) jetisoned any competition for the punters job last season and you can’t get better as a team when that happens. It is always fun to project the final roster, as a kid growing up in Green Bay during the Lombardi years we always had a neighborhood contest (way before fantasy football). Did you know that one of the QB’s in camp during the Lombardi years was Terry Zang from your school, Drake ?

  4. Mostly agree, with some small changes:

    1. Drop Crockett, keep both rookies available on PS and use Cobb/Montgomery as GameDay backups. With extra spot, keep OT Walker, as he has athleticism and potential for a unit that will lose multiple bodies next offseason.

    2. Drop R. Rodgers, add Backmann (yeah, probably won’t happen, but I can dream).

    3. Too many OLB’s, so drop McCray and add Bradford. He’s healthy now and learning, so he could finalize his transition to ILB and add good depth.

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