Roster Predictions for the 53

With roster cuts happening even as we speak, I thought I would throw my predictions in the mix. Word that the Bears are acquiring Khalil Mack may be part of the conversation and in particular, incite the Packers to keep more O-linemen and/or blocking TE’s. We will be finding out momentarily as the wait will soon be over and the roster will (for the most part) be decided.

Offense (26):

QB (3) Aaron Rodgers, DeShone Kizer, Tim Boyle

I don’t like using a third roster spot on another quarterback, but it sounds like the Packers are dead set on it and with Khalil Mack now on the Bears…we might need them all.

Running Backs (4) Jamaal Williams, Ty Montgomery, Joel Bouagnon, Aaron Ripkowski

I was convinced that another tight end was more valuable than a fullback could ever be as long as the Packers had two available with blocking ability. But coach McCarthy loves the position and again with Mack now in the North, Tonyan may not be seasoned enough as a blocker, let Rip take the field and send Tonyan to the practice squad.

Wide Receivers (7) Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison, Jake Kumerow, Trevor Davis, J’mon Moore, Marquez Valdez Scantling

EQ (even DeAngelo Yancey) might deserve it more but the Packers are high on J’mon and his draft status means they can’t give up on him.

Tight Ends (3) Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Lance Kendricks

Tonyan deserves a spot over any fullback…just too much football value at the position. He won’t get one though.

O-Line (9)David Bakhtiari, Lane Taylor, Corey Linsley, Justin McCray, Bryan Bulaga, Jason Spriggs, Lucas Patrick, Byron Bell, Adam Pankey

We may need 10 if we want to have Rodgers available for the whole year. But I have 9 and Bell surviving with a resurgent last game.

Defense (24):

D-Line (5)Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, Muhammad Wilkerson, Dean Lowry, Montravius Adams

Really nice rotation.

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

Would have been much better with Khalil Mack in that mix. Gilbert could be an important asset when the injuries come.

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

Martini was in the mix, this team may very well miss Jake Ryan before all is said and done. Josh Jones could sub in here if needed.

Cornerbacks (6) Tramon Williams, Kevin King, Jaire Alexander, Davon House, Josh Jackson, Quentin Rollins

Yes, I know…I hate the Rollins pick too but he can move to safety if necessary which allows a backup there as well. And he could be a backup punt returner in a pinch.

Safeties (4) Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Kentrell Brice, Jermaine Whitehead, Josh Jones

This group has a lot to prove this year. Ha Ha needs to bounce back and Jones needs to show some semblance of the value the Packers saw in him. Kentrell Brice I would expect to be hurt by mid-season with his play style and Rollins may be filling in sooner rather than later.

Specialists (3)

Kicker (1) Mason Crosby

Punter (1) JK Scott

Long Snapper (1) Hunter Bradley

Here’s to the last day of not knowing who is on our roster (of course more moves will come). We wish there was another FA add today but he went to the Bears. The season opener changed dramatically and the Packers work in the North just got tougher. But the season is finally upon us.

Go Pack!