UPDATE: Picking the final 53

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UPDATE: Picking the final 53

CREATED Aug. 30, 2012

As promised. Below is the Packers actual 53-man roster as compared to my picks. I think I'm going to start a show segment called, "Soon to be abysmal predictions." This was a challenging exercise, and I missed at almost every position.

Kudos to myself for accurately predicting the tight ends, fullback, and specialists.

The most glaring area of the roster to me is the offensive line. The starting unit is very solid, but there are only two back-ups, and one is an undrafted rookie free agent. I'm certain General Manager Ted Thompson is on high alert for more assistance, but quality offensive lineman are not easy to come by on the waiver wire.

Nonetheless,  below are the final results. A name in red indicates a player who I projected to make the roster, who was cut or placed elsewhere. A name highlighted in yellow indicates a player I had cut, but made the roster or was placed elsewhere.

PROJECTED QUATERBACKS (3): Aaron Rodgers, Graham Harrell, BJ Coleman

ACTUAL QUARTERBACKS (2): Aaron Rodgers, Graham Harrell

 

PROJECTED RUNNING BACKS (3): Cedric Benson, Alex Green, Brandon Saine

ACTUAL RUNNING BACKS (4): Cedric Benson, Alex Green, Brandon Saine, James Starks

 

PROJECTED FULLBACK (1): John Kuhn

ACTUAL FULLBACK (1): John Kuhn

 

PROJECTED WIDE RECEIVERS (6): Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb, Donald Driver, Tori Gurley

ACTUAL WIDE RECEIVERS (6): Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb, Donald Driver, Jarrett Boykin

 

PROJECTED TIGHT ENDS (4): Jermichael Finley, Tom Crabtree, DJ Williams, Ryan Taylor

ACTUAL TIGHT ENDS (4): Jermichael Finley, Tom Crabtree, DJ Williams, Ryan Taylor

 

PROJECTED OFFENSIVE LINE (8): Marshall Newhouse, Bryan Bulaga, Jeff Saturday, Josh Sitton, TJ Lang, Reggie Wells, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Sampson Genus

ACTUAL OFFENSIVE LINE (7): Marshall Newhouse, Bryan Bulaga, Jeff Saturday, Josh Sitton, TJ Lang, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Don Barclay

 

PROJECTED DEFENSIVE LINE (7): Ryan Pickett, BJ Raji, CJ Wilson, Jerel Worthy, Daniel Muir, Mike Daniels, Phillip Merling

ACTUAL DEFENSIVE LINE (6): Ryan Pickett, BJ Raji, CJ Wilson, Jerel Worthy, Mike Daniels, Phillip Merling

 

PROJECTEDLINEBACKERS (9): Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, AJ Hawk, DJ Smith, Jamari Lattimore, Dezman Moses, Vic So'oto (placed on IR), Robert Francois, Terrell Manning

ACTUAL LINEBACKERS (9): Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, AJ Hawk, DJ Smith, Jamari Lattimore, Dezman Moses, Roert Francois, Terrell Manning, Brad Jones

 

PROJECTED CORNERBACKS (5): Tramon Williams, Davon House, Casey Hayward, Jarrett Bush, Sam Shields

ACTUAL CORNERBACKS (6): Tramon Williams, Davon House, Casey Hayward, Jarrett Bush, Sam Shields, Brandain Ross

 

PROJECTED SAFETIES (4): Charles Woodson, Morgan Burnett, MD Jennings, Jerron McMillian

ACTUAL SAFETIES (5): Charles Woodson, Morgan Burnett, MD Jennings, Jeron McMillian, Sean Richardson

 

PROJECTED SPECIALISTS (3): Mason Crosby, Tim Masthay, Brett Goode

ACTUAL SPECIALISTS (3): Mason Crosby, Tim Masthay, Brett Goode

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PRACTICE SQUAD: Marc Tyler (RB), Andrew Datko (OT), Don Barclay (G), Nic Cooper (FB), Anthony Levine (S), Sean Richardson (S), Jarrett Boykin (WR), Diondre Borel (WR)

ACTUAL PRACTICE SQUAD: Marc Tyler (RB), Andrew Datko (OT), Diondre Borel (WR), Brandon Bostick (TE), BJ Coleman (QB), Lawrence Guy (DE), Chris Scott (G/T picked up from Steelers), Greg Van Roten (G)

 

 

 

 

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