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Green Bay Packers: 53 man roster prediction


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The Green Bay Packers have their veterans reporting to camp today. This year is different from any other. Here’s an early prediction as to who makes the team.

The Green Bay Packers are ready to enter the most unique training camp perhaps in the history of the team. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everything surrounding the team for a loop.

The roster is always fluid. There are players that make the initial 53 that only last for a few weeks before an injury requires the team to replace someone.

In addition, some guys that don’t make the initial roster can make a big impact. Guys like Allen Lazard and Tyler Ervin were players that were added and had significant roles for the team down the stretch of the 2019 season.

Predictions are fun. Let’s have some fun. Here’s my first crack at a 53-man roster. 


Quarterback (3) : Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love, Tim Boyle


Running Back (4): Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, AJ Dillon, Tyler Ervin


Wide Receiver (5): Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, Equanimeous St. Brown, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Reggie Begleton


Tight End (4): Marcedes Lewis, Jace Sternberger, Robert Tonyan, Josiah Deguara


Offensive Line (9): David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Corey Linsley, Billy Turner, Rick Wagner, Lane Taylor, Lucas Patrick, Jon Runyan Jr. Yosh Njiman,


Defensive Line (5) : Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, Kingsley Keke, Tyler Lancaster, Treyvon Hester


EDGE (5): Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith, Rashan Gary, Johnathan Garvin, Tipa Galeai


Inside Linebacker (4): Christian Kirksey, Ty Summers, Oren Burks, Kamal Martin


Cornerback (6): Jaire Alexander, Kevin King, Chandon Sullivan, Josh Jackson, Ka’Dar Hollman, Kabion Ento


Safety (5): Adrian Amos, Darnell Savage, Raven Greene, Will Redmond, Vernon Scott


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


Offense: 26

Defense: 25

Specialists: 3


Analysis: Offensively, the biggest difference is the amount of receivers that were, or in this case were not kept. There was a year in recent memory where the Packers kept eight receivers on the initial roster. There just isn’t enough quality at this point to be concerned about the back end of that room.

I took Begleton as the last guy, and I hope that’s something the team does. I think that Jake Kumerow is a nice story, but does not offer much upside. Begleton may never pan out, but we don’t know what he is. We know what Kumerow is, and that’s nothing spectacular. At this point, take the risk on the athletic upside.

On the offensive line, I took a similar swing for the fence. I don’t know if Yosh Njiman is any good, but I feel pretty good saying that I would be worried about having to rely on Alex Light to play tackle for an extended period.

The three quarterbacks was painful. I hate the idea in general. I think it’s a waste of a roster spot in a normal season. This isn’t a normal season. The third quarterback does have some value in a COVID-19 type of season. I think the Packers will see this the same way.

Defensively there weren’t a lot of hard decisions. The defensive line group was a little upsetting. There just aren’t a lot of impact players in that group. I kept Tyler Lancaster over Montravius Adams just because Lancaster has been more productive. Adams seems to find his way to be one of the best players in camp only to see himself on the bench when the season begins.

In the defensive backfield, I think the Packers will be relying on Raven Greene a lot to play that second linebacker spot next to Christian Kirksey. The cornerback group was interesting as well. There could be room to add a veteran there, but since Tramon Williams isn’t around, I took Ento with the last spot on the roster.



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Jennifer Westendorf

It will be interesting to see…you are usually so good at this kind of thing

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