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Packers vs. 49ers: Taking players from the other team

Which players would work well in San Francisco? Which could positively impact Green Bay?

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This Sunday, the Green Bay Packers travel west to take on the San Francisco 49ers. With that in mind, Niners Nation editor David Fucillo joins us to discuss which players from the Packers he would place on the 49ers and vice versa.

Packers offense

The easiest choice would be to take Aaron Rodgers. He's the best players on the Packers, and is coming off a strong game against the Kansas City Chiefs (PFF grade aside!). I would love to see Colin Kaepernick get things on track, but virtually no team in the NFL would turn down the chance to have Rodgers as their quarterback. It's a stupid easy decision.

If I were to not go with the simple choice, I would probably go with a Josh Sitton or T.J. Lang. The 49ers need offensive line help in a bad way. The right guard and right tackle positions are struggling. If Sitton could switch from left guard to right guard, I'd love to see that. If he can't, right guard T.J. Lang would still be an upgrade.

Packers defense

I'd probably have to go with Mike Daniels. PFF tracks him as having three sacks and nine quarterback hurries. The most hurries for a 49ers defensive lineman is four by Arik Armstead. He and Tank Carradine also lead the linemen in sacks with one apiece. While I do think Glenn Dorsey and Quinton Dial are solid building blocks on the defensive line, Daniels is the guy who could really add some punch to the 49ers defensive front.

49ers offense

The Packers don't lack for many things on offense, but one of the few areas where they could improve is the tight end position. Richard Rodgers has made strides, but an athletic body to split out could make a significant impact. With that in mind, a healthy Vernon Davis makes plenty of sense in Green Bay.

49ers defense

Since Desmond Bishop tore his hamstring in 2012, the Packers have lacked a physical presence in the middle of their defense. NaVorro Bowman could slide in and immediately become the best inside linebacker the team has fielded in decades. Not only could he make a significant impact in his own right, but he would allow Clay Matthews to spend most to all of his time rushing off the edge where does his best work.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.