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53-man Roster Projections

I've been reading a lot of comments about the depth at different positions, questioning how many players the Packers should keep at a certain position and who those players might end up being. So I've decided to write down some of my thoughts on a possible depth chart for the season and open it up for discussion! Since this is my first fanpost, I hope it turns out right!!

1) positional depth (minimal/comfortable)

QB: 2/2 (Some teams go with three, but GB has not done that in a few years, so I think 2 will be fine)

OL: 7/9 (7 was the number last year, and while it wasn't pretty, it worked out. To be comfortable, I think 9 is a good number!)

RB: 3/3 (I think three RBs are plenty fine to go through the season, as long as you have somebody on the PS to carry along)

FB: 1/1

TE: 3/4 (carrying 5 TEs doesn't need to happen.. It's good for special teams, but the way GB has been using it's TEs, I think 3 is fine.. 4 gives you more options and versatility while usually improving ST)

WR: 5/5 (the ability to go 5 wide is important, yet with Finley as another WR option, basically, you don't have to have more than 5 for depth purposes, IMO)

DL: 5/7 (Often times, there's no more than 5 game day actives, so you should be able to get by with just 5. However, I think especially along the DL, a deep and solid rotation is important and I'd think 7 deep will be a big improvement.. 2 NTs, 4 DEs and a pure sub package player)

OLB: 4/5 (one backup for each position should be enough, another versatile backup would be helpful)

ILB: 4/5 (same thinking as with OLB)

CB: 4/6 (you have to have 4 CBs to play the Nickel and Dime effectively, unless you're using Safeties for those sub packages. additional depth in case of injury can't hurt)

Safety: 3/5 (Since the Nickel/Dime backs are usually CBs, and the Safeties in GBs defense are exchangeable, I think 3 is enough here..)

ST: 3/3

Overall: 44/56

2) projected players worth roster spots:

QB: Rodgers, Harrell, Coleman (3)

OL: Bulaga, Sitton, EDS, Lang, Sherrod, Newhouse, Barclay, Bakh, Tretter, Datko, Van Roten (11)

RB: Lacy, Franklin, Green, Starks, Harris (5)

FB: Kuhn, Taylor (I see Taylor as a future FB, not TE) (2)

TE: Finley, Quarless, Mulligan, Williams, Bostick (5)

WR: Nelson, Jones, Cobb, Johnson, Boykin, Ross, (Dorsey) (6/7)

DL: Raji, Pickett, Jones, Neal, Wilson, Daniels, Worthy (PUP?!), Boyd (7/8)

OLB: Matthews, Perry, Mozes, Palmer, Johnson (5)

ILB: Bishop, Jones, Hawk, Francois, Manning, Lattimore (6)

CB: Williams, House, Hayward, Shields, Bush, Hyde (6)

S: Burnett, McMillian, Jennings, Richardson (4)

ST: Masthay, Crosby, Goode

3) Final (hopeful) Roster Projection:

QBs: Rodgers, Colemann (2)

OL: Bulaga, Sitton, EDS, Lang, Sherrod, Bakh, Tretter, Newhouse, Barclay (9)

RB: Lacy, Franklin, Green, Harris (4)

FB: Taylor (1)

TE: Finley, Quarless/Mulligan (Quarless if healthy and good blocker, otherwise Mulligan), Bostick, Williams (4)

WR: Nelson, Jones, Cobb, Johnson, Boykin/Ross (Boykin if a Rookie can return, otherwise Ross) (5)

DL: Raji, Pickett, Jones, Neal, Boyd, Daniels (6)

OLB: Matthews, Perry, Mozes, Palmer (4)

ILB: Bishop, Hawk, Jones, Manning, Francois (5)

CB: Williams, House, Hayward, Shields, Hyde, Bush (6)

S: Burnett, McMillian, Jennings, Richardson (4)


ST: Masthay, Crosby, Goode

PUP: Worthy

Alright, gave it my best shot, acting like a GM.. I hope it's good food for thought!

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