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Packers 53 Man Roster Predictions
Packers have a lot of talent yet again. They have to make the right cuts to get the best out of what they have. If the team stays healthy, they’ll have a good chance of making the Super Bowl with the talent they have. They are chasing for the Super Bowl yet again and here’s the players on the team that will be going for the Lombardi.
-Starter:AARON RODGERS WILL NOT MAKE IT, nah I’m just joking. We all know he will make it, no doubt. He’s the best starting quarterback in the league. Physically, mentally, and leadership wise too. I don’t care about any Brady fans, he’s a system quarterback. Deal with it. I’m pretty sure there’s a bitmoji for that. Anyways, Brady has Bill Belichick one of the best coaches and fits the team around him perfectly to fit his talents. Aaron Rodgers, ability wise, is the best quarterback in the league.
-Joe Callahan will make it because last year he showed promise. If he improved from last year, he could be another Matt Flynn. Packers had to see some promise because they brought him back to the Packers and promoted him to the 53 man roster when Aaron Rodgers was facing some injuries(which he fought through for his team and still performed numbers only Brock Osweiler could wish to have).
Brett Hundley will be traded for a draft pick. He has to do good in preseason, like his rookie preseason, to really encourage teams to chase after him. Taysom Hill will go to the practice squad. Taysom Hill is another young quarterback that shows promise. He got a 64.3 completion rate as a senior at BYU. He also can rush, rushing for 603 yards and 8 touchdowns.
-Starter:Ty Montgomery will make it and has already been named starter. Mark my words, he is going to have a breakout, monstrous season(if there’s no injuries). He’s taken the off season to get used to the position. Last season, all the injuries at running back made Ty Montgomery convert from wide receiver to running back in October. In that season, he got 5.9 yards per carry, 457 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 44 receptions. On December 18, the Chicago Bears lost to the Packers. In that game, Ty Montgomery, in only 16 attempts, he got 162 yards, 10.1 per carry, 2 touchdowns. Ty Montgomery was a former wide receiver, no it's no surprise that he got 98 receiving yards in 10 attempts against the Cowboys. Eddie Lacy and James Starks are gone and now it’s the start to the Montgomery era.
-Jamaal Williams will be the primary backup to Montgomery. He had a good season at BYU. He had 3,901 rushing yards in 726 attempts, 5.4 per carry, and 35 touchdowns. He is very experienced with this position and will be very reliable.
-Aaron Jones will be another backup for Montgomery. He had a good season with UTEP putting up 4,114 yards in 658 attempts, 6.3 per carry, and 33 touchdowns. At the combine, he ran a 4.56 40 yard dash. He is a very fast running back.
-Starter:Aaron Ripkowski is a fullback. Mike McCarthy is a fan of fullbacks. He’s helpful with blocking. He posted 150 rushing yards on 34 attempts, 4.4 per carry, 2 touchdowns, and 9 receptions.
Devante Mays will make the practice squad. Although his injury history at college is not the best, he put up 1,225 rushing yards, 6.1 per carry, 12 touchdowns, 2 receptions, 17 yards, and 8.5 receiving yards per catch. Kalif Phillips will make the practice squad, who could be developed, while on the practice squad.
-Starter:Jordy Nelson will be a guaranteed roster spot. He was the comeback player of the year. After missing the whole season in 2015-2016 from a torn ACL, he came back with 97 receptions, 1,257 receiving yards, 13 per catch, 14 touchdowns, and 60 long.
-Starter:Davante Adams is another guaranteed roster spot. After a disappointing season in 2015-2016, he put up 75 receptions, 997 receiving yards, 13.3 per catch, 66 long, and 12 touchdowns. Nelson and Adams are one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL right now after their performance last year.
-Starter:Randall Cobb is yet another guaranteed spot. He’s been a very reliable wide receiver and is very versatile. He is good at special teams and can play running back sometimes.
-Trevor Davis is a wide receiver fighting for a spot, but his speed gives him an advantage. He did pretty good being a punt returner last year. He returned a punt for 25 yards last season. In his rookie season, he posted 3 catches, 24 receiving yards, 8 per catch, 9 long, and 1 touchdown. In the combine, he posted a 4.42 40 yard dash. His speed is a threat, but it needs to fit in his game.
-DeAngelo Yancey is a rookie fighting for a spot, but being drafted in the fifth round means the Packers like him enough to spend a pick on him. He has good size and a sturdy frame. On his draft profile, it states, “Can track throws over his shoulder and watch them all the way in. Works away from cornerbacks on comebacks and hitch throws to create a cleaner window for quarterback. Will get in the way and run interference as a blocker.”
-Malachi Dupre is a rookie fighting for a spot, but being drafted, the Packers saw something in him. Maybe it’s his name, it’s pretty cool. MALACHI!!!! Yeah, I like it. It sounds like a jedi name.
They will drop Malachi Dupre to the practice squad once Geronimo Allison comes back from his one game suspension. I don’t know about you, but whenever he catches something, I start singing that annoying song, “Say Geronimo”. Anyways, Geronimo showed made a big impression in his rookie season once he was promoted to the roster. He posted 12 receptions, 202 yards, 16.8 per catch, 39 long, and 2 touchdowns. I did question if he was going to make the roster because he got charged for marijuana last year and got suspended one game this year for possession of marijuana. My question is why have marijuana leaves when you can have mint leaves. I have to say, my brother did bring up lemonade with mint leaves. Even though he got it from Max and Ruby, it did sound appealing. Packers don’t like dealing with that trash, they cut Josh Sitton last year for not being a good locker room guy. But it’s only his second year and he showed promise his first year. He’s going to have to show it was a young player mistake to have marijuana. Allison said, “It was a mistake. I just have to own up to it.” Michael Clark will also go to the practice squad because he is a young player that shows promise.
-Starter:Corey Linsley is now the starting center with a guaranteed spot. J.C. Tretter is gone and now it is his time to shine. He has Aaron Rodgers’ trust and played, and started, 9 games when J.C. Tretter was out. Hus approximate value will be bigger than 5 now that he is the only experienced center.
-Starter:David Bakhtiari is a guaranteed spot for the left tackle. He started and played every game last year. He had a 17 approximate value.
-Starter:Bryan Bulaga is another guaranteed spot for the right tackle. He started and played every game last year. He had a 11 approximate value.
-Starter:Lane Taylor is no longer fighting for a roster spot and has secured the left guard spot, ever since Josh Sitton left. He played and started every game last year. He had an approximate of 9.
-Starter:Jahri Evans will fight for the right guard spot. What a better way to replace the star guard T.J. Lang with a 6 time Pro Bowler, 4 time All Pro First team, second All Pro, and a 2× Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award. He’s 33 and will prove he still has some gas in the tank.
-Kyle Murphy will be a backup for tackle. He has been practicing at guard sometimes to make him more versatile.
-Jason Spriggs will be a backup tackle who showed some spurts as a rookie.
-Kofi Amichia is a versatile lineman. He can play tackle, center, and guard. He was drafted in the sixth round, so the Packers saw some promise.
-Don Barclay will be the backup center for Corey Linsley and a backup guard.
-Starter:Martellus Bennett is a tight end we acquired in free agency from the Patriots. He is a great blocker and can also catch.
-Lance Kendricks is a tight end we got from the Los Angeles Rams in free agency. He will be matched up in duos with Martellus Bennett.
-Richard Rodgers is a tight end who is a reliable backup who caught the famous Hail Mary.
Aaron Peck will be put on the practice squad.
-Starter:Clay Matthews will be a guaranteed spot. He is very versatile and can play both inside and outside linebacker. His presence is scary for offenses. He will be on the outside with Nick Perry. He is a leader. Last year, Matthews was battling some injuries, but still put up 24 tackles,4 assisted tackles, and 5 sacks. He did force a fumble against Eli Manning and then recovered it. He isn’t as much of a threat as he was when he was younger from the injuries. If he is healthy this season, maybe he could be the beats from his younger years.
-Starter:Nick Perry will be a guaranteed spot. He came off of an 11 sack season for the Packers last year.
-Kyler Fackrell was a rookie last year. He put up 18 tackles, 131 combined tackles, 2 assisted tackles, and 2 sacks. If he improved from last year, we could see a solid backup. He could contribute on special teams.
-Vince Biegel was drafted at pick 108, round 4. He is starting his career on the PUP list, but he has talent and is promising. He had 88 solo tackles, 43 assisted tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, 3 passes defended, and 2 forced fumbles total in his career at Wisconsin. He could also contribute on special teams.
-Jayrone Elliott will make the roster. Last season with the Packer he put up 19 tackles, 5 assisted tackles, and 1 sack. He could play on special teams.
-Justin Gilbert could contribute on special teams. Packers 3-4 defense requires different rotations utilizing their linebackers.
Jonathan Calvin will go on practice squad.
-Starter:Mike Daniels is the MVP collectible on Madden for the Packers every time. He is a leader on defense. Last season, he had 33 tackles, 8 assisted tackles, and 4 sacks. No doubt he will make the roster.
-Starter:Kenny Clark is a promising 2 year player. He was drafted last year to fill the spot for B.J. Raji. He got 21 tackles, 8 assisted tackles, and recovered a fumble.
-Ricky Jean Francois is a veteran that they can use at end in base defense. Last season, he had 32 tackles, 15 assisted tackles, and 1.5 sacks for the Redskins.
-Dean Lowry is a promising 2 year player, who had 8 tackles last year, 2 assisted tackles, and 2 sacks.
-Montravius Adams was draft pick 93, 3rd round. He had 77 solo tackles, 70 assisted tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 43 interception return yards, 3 passes defended, 3 fumbles recovered, and 3 forced fumbles in his career at Auburn.
I still cannot decide who will be on the practice squad. Will it be Brian Price, or Christian Ringo?
-Starter:Jake Ryan is not the dude from Hannah Montana, or the man from Sixteen Candles. He is the much more famous Jake Ryan. You know the inside linebacker for the Packers. He was the starter last year. He put up 82 tackles and 25 assisted tackles.
-Starter:Blake Martinez was the rookie starter last year. Last season he had 69 tackles, 22 assisted tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception, and 4 interception return yards.
-Joe Thomas was the reliable backup for inside linebacker last year. He had 70 tackles, 15 assisted tackles, 1 interception, and 9 interception return yards.
-Jordan Tripp is a player that has been on 4 teams in the last 3 years. He was picked in the 5th round, pick 171, from the Dolphins. But he can be an important special teams player.
It doesn’t have that many players here because we have hybrid inside linebackers, Morgan Burnett and Josh Jones.
-Starter:Davon House is the veteran player that has returned to the Packers. He will be taking the leadership role. He is expected to help our rookie Kevin King develop. Last year for the Jaguars, he had 17 tackles and 3 assisted tackles.
-Starter:-Kevin King is the rookie who was the first pick the Packers used. He was pick 33, round 2. His height is an advantage and a reason why they picked him because wide receivers are getting taller. He is 6’2”, one inch shorter than Steph Curry. So it doesn’t seem that tall in the basketball world, but in the football world, you are at a slight advantage. He had 103 solo tackles, 61 assisted, 9.5 tackles for loss, 6 interceptions, 6 interception return yards, 22 passes defended, 2 recovered fumbles, and 2 forced fumbles. At the combine, he ran the 40 yard dash in 4.43 seconds. He also only allowed just one touchdown in coverage over his last 28 college games at Washington State. He is considered the future for Green Bay Packers’ cornerbacks.
-Starter:Damarious Randall will be in the slot. He was a safety in college. He was inconsistent last year because of injuries. He had 39 tackles, 4 assisted tackles, 3 interceptions, and 91 interception return yards. But he is ready to show them what he is made of and that the Packers did not waste a first round pick.
-Quinten Rollins will be a backup. He had 41 tackles, 2 assisted, and 1 interception. In 2015, he was pick 62, round 2.
-Ladarius Gunter was our best cornerback last year after all of the injuries hurt our secondary. He had 54 tackles and 4 assisted tackles.
-Herb Waters was compared to Tramon Williams from the cornerback coach, which is a huge compliment. Herb Waters was a converted wide receiver to cornerback last year. He is a fast learner and could make it this year.
Lenzy Pipkins will go to the practice squad.
-Starter:Morgan Burnett is a guaranteed spot. He had 93 tackles, 23 assisted tackles, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 19 returned interception yards. He also is a hybrid that can play inside linebacker, making hi8m even more useful. Clinton-Dix and Burnett are the starters.
-Starter:Haha Clinton-Dix is a guaranteed spot. He is a rising young safety who was just put in his first Pro Bowl last year and Second All Pro. He put up 80 tackles, 18 assisted tackles, 0.5 sacks, 5 interceptions, and 75 interception return yards.
-Josh Jones is the next rookie picked after Kevin King. He will help the secondary and the inside linebackers. He is a hybrid linebacker, making him even more useful. In his career at North Carolina State, he got 139 solo tackles, 90 assisted tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 8 interceptions, 71 interception return yards, 17 passes defended, 2 recovered fumbles, and 3 forced fumbles.
-Kentrell Brice is one of the best tacklers from the safeties. He had 27 tackles and 4 assisted.
-Marwin Evans will be a backup safety. He had 6 tackles last year and 1 assisted tackles. He will help on special teams.
-Mason Crosby is Packers’ reliable kicker. He is the one vet specialist, since Brett Goode is gone. He attempted 30 field goal attempts and made 26 of them. He has 1 tackle. Last year, he did win the game for the Packers, moving them to the NFC Championship. In that game against the cowboys, he kicked a 56 yarder, the third longest in NFL postseason history. Then the second kick was a 51 yard game winner, making it the first time he had multiple 50 yard goals in a game in his NFL career. He did make a record in that game “the first time a kicker made two 50+ yard field goals in the final two minutes of a postseason game.”(Wikipedia)
-Justin Vogel is the undrafted punter who beat out Jake Schum. He had a solid first day of training camp, kicking multiple 50-plus yards.
-Derek Hart will be replacing a long time vet Brett Goode. So if he does not deliver, Packers can just bring Goode back.
Training camp is still going on. I am praying for no injuries. Last year we had enough. If players get hurt, it will affect some of the list. But overall, this has most of the projected starters. It is mostly the players fighting for a spot that is still questionable. Hopefully no injuries in training camp, preseason, or regular season.