PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Ross’ Final 53 Man Prediction

It’s difficult to do these predictions.  As Packers beat guys like Bill Huber, Aaron Nagler and Rob Demovsky point out, no one cares what any writer thinks the Packers should do.  This is a prediction.  The idea is to give the reader the best guess as to what’s going to happen tomorrow.

With that said, it’s difficult to remove my own evaluation from the process.  It’s hard for me to “cut” a player in my head and put it onto paper when I don’t think that’s the best way for the Packers to move forward.

Rob did say it best, though.  Nobody cares.

QB (2): Aaron Rodgers, DeShone Kizer

RB (4): Jamaal Williams, Ty Montgomery, Joel Bouganon, Aaron Ripkowski

WR(7): Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison, Trevor Davis, J’Mon Moore, Equanemous St. Brown, MVS

TE (3): Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan

OL (9): David Bakhtiari, Lane Taylor, Corey Linsley, Justin McCray, Bryan Bulaga, Jason Spriggs, Kyle Murphy, Lucas Patrick, Adam Pankey

DL (5): Muhammad Wilkerson, Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels, Dean Lowry, Montravius Adams

ILB (4): Blake Martinez, Oren Burks, Antonio Morrison, Ahmad Thomas

OLB (5): Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Reggie Gilbert, Vince Biegel, Kyler Fackrell

CB (6): Kevin King, Tramon Williams, Jaire Alexander, Josh Jackson, Davon House, Demetri Goodson

S (5): HaHa Clinton-Dix, Kentrell Brice, Josh Jones, Jermaine Whitehead, Raven Greene

ST (3): Mason Crosby, JK Scott, Hunter Bradley

Practice Squad: Tim Boyle (QB), Greer Martini (LB), Kendall Donnerson (EDGE), DeAngelo Yancey (WR), Jake Kumerow (WR), Herb Waters (CB), Marwin Evans (S), Dillon Day (OL), Alex Light (OL), Tyler Lancaster (DL)

Suspended: Aaron Jones


  • Boyles semi-haywire performance on Thursday means he sneaks onto the practice squad and the Packers use that spot on special teams.
  • The running back issue is odd of course because of Aaron Jones’ performance.
  • Tonyan over Kendricks is a financial thing.
  • Ahmad Thomas makes it over Martini because of the role he plays, not necessarily because he’s the better player.  The Packers have their two “big” linebackers.  Martinez and Morrison
  • Full admission.  I don’t know if the guys I picked for the practice squad are all practice squad eligible, or if they’ll make it through.  Those are the guys that I would keep.
  • I would not keep Fackrell over Donnerson.  They will.
  • I would not keep Whitehead over Evans or Greene. I think they will.



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3 thoughts on “PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Ross’ Final 53 Man Prediction

  1. Love all of the choices sans one and I’m not sure this is your choice or what you think they’ll do as you mentioned and that’s Kumerow. I don’t believe he makes it to the PS and I don’t believe Trevor Davis is worth a roster spot at this point in time. We’ve got Cobb or Ty who could return punts im his place. He’s not Hester, he’s not Dante Hall and he offers almost nothing on offense. Kumerow has shown great route running, soft hands and big plays, not to mention public affection/appreciation from 12. I think he cos be a difference maker in this offense and really make it hum until MVS becomes more consistent along with the rest of the rookies. Overall, I like it, especially the Tonyan call at TE. So much depth at the top, I think they can affford to develop and groom an athletic rookie who probably wouldn’t make PS.

  2. Trevor Davis is a bust… cut , cut, cut. Live with it. He, Montgomery, need to go. Fackrell/Biegel need to be replaced with a “seasoned OLB” released on Saturday.

  3. Davis over Kumerow? Smoking g some bad stuff. Mack would have helped us over the top, Bears have him. Gute like Thompson; lacks the balls.

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