Predicting the Packers 53-man roster
Tight end Jermichael Finley. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Quarterback (2) - Aaron Rodgers, Vince Young
Running Back (4) - Eddie Lacy, Alex Green, Johnathan Franklin, James Starks
Fullback (1) - John Kuhn
Wide Receiver (5) -Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin, Jeremy Ross
Tight End (4) -Jermichael Finley, Brandon Bostick, Ryan Taylor, Andrew Quarless
Offensive Line (8) -David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, Evan Dietrich-Smith, T.J. Lang, Don Barclay, Marshall Newhouse, Greg Van Roten, Lane Taylor
Defensive Line (7) -B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett, Datone Jones, C.J. Wilson, Mike Neal, Mike Daniels, Johnny Jolly
Linebacker (9) -Clay Matthews, A.J. Hawk, Brad Jones, Nick Perry, Dezman Moses, Jamari Lattimore, Robert Francois, Terrell Manning, Andy Mulumba
Cornerback (6) -Sam Shields, Tramon Williams, Davon House, Casey Hayward, Jarrett Bush, Micah Hyde
Safety (4) - Morgan Burnett, M.D. Jennings, Jerron McMillian, Chris Banjo
Specialists (3) - Mason Crosby, Tim Masthay, Brett Goode
The toughest decisions are at wide receiver, tight end and linebacker.
There's certainly a strong case for Ty Walker (a case I've been making for awhile) but Jeremy Ross appears too valuable due to his special teams contributions.
At tight end and linebacker everyone is bunched together.
Andrew Quarless would be replaced by Matthew Mulligan, but Mulligan is hurt so perhaps he will start the year on the PUP list.
At linebacker I put Andy Mulumba ahead of Sam Barrington but by a hair.
In fact, that was my last decision.
Either way Friday and Saturday will be long days for Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy.
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