This morning, we broke down the full projection of the Green Bay Packers' 53-man roster, as predicted by five Acme Packing Company writers. You've now seen who we think will make the team, but we have further broken it out into a depth chart look that gives you a little more insight into how we think the roles will be assigned among those players.
Packers' Projected Week 1 Depth Chart
|QB||Aaron Rodgers||Graham Harrell||B.J. Coleman (PS)|
|HB||Eddie Lacy||Johnathan Franklin||Alex Green, DuJuan Harris, Angelo Pease (PS)|
|Wide Receiver||Jordy Nelson||James Jones||Myles White, Charles Johnson (PS)|
|Slot Receiver||Randall Cobb||Jarrett Boykin||Jeremy Ross|
|TE||Jermichael Finley||Andrew Quarless||Matthew Mulligan, D.J. Williams, Brandon Bostick (PS)|
|LT||Bryan Bulaga||Marshall Newhouse||David Bakhtiari|
|LG||Josh Sitton||Greg Van Roten||Andrew Datko (PS)|
|C||Evan Dietrich-Smith||Greg Van Roten|
|RG||T.J. Lang||Don Barclay||Greg Van Roten, Andrew Datko (PS)|
|RT||Marshall Newhouse||Don Barclay||David Bakhtiari, Andrew Datko (PS)|
|LDE||Ryan Pickett||Mike Daniels||Johnny Jolly, Josh Boyd (PS)|
|NT||B.J. Raji||Ryan Pickett||Josh Boyd (PS)|
|RDE||Datone Jones||Mike Neal||Mike Daniels|
|LOLB||Nick Perry||Nate Palmer||Andy Mulumba|
|LILB||A.J. Hawk||Jamari Lattimore||Terrell Manning|
|RILB||Brad Jones||Robert Francois||Sam Barrington (PS)|
|ROLB||Clay Matthews||Dezman Moses|
|LCB||Tramon Williams||Davon House||Micah Hyde (PS)|
|RCB||Casey Hayward*||Sam Shields*||Jarrett Bush|
|FS||Morgan Burnett||M.D. Jennings|
|SS||Jerron McMillian||M.D. Jennings||Sean Richardson|
*In nickel packages, we project Hayward shifting into the slot and Sam Shields manning the right outside corner position.
There you have it - that's the way we are projecting the Packers' depth chart for week 1 as training camp begins. Also, as practices and preseason games help the roster to take shape, we will update this projection.
Now, for what you may have been curious about, here are the individual projections from each of the five APC writers who contributed to the projections. As you'll see, there is quite a bit of disagreement among us. Furthermore, I already have a few that I would change after looking closer at the roster breakdowns - for example, I'd drop Jarrett Bush in favor of Josh Boyd. But we're stuck with the projections as they are, so feel free to criticize and analyze as you see fit.
Where are we off base? Also, feel free to tell us which of us you think has the most accurate or best roster prediction. I promise, we have thick skin. Have at it!
More from Acme Packing Company:
- Packers' 2013 Offseason Roster Predictions: Full 53-Man Roster
- Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for July 24, 2013
- APC Lunch Break: What is the craziest thing you've done following a Packer loss?
- 2013 Packers Preview: Do These Packers Have the Look of a Champion?
- Projecting the NFC North: the Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler