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2016 Packers 90-man roster ranking: 50-41

Acme Packing Company continues the countdown of our Packers' 90-man roster ranking with players 50 through 41.

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Acme Packing Company's ranking of the Green Bay Packers' 90-man offseason roster continues this week. In this latest installment, the number of fringe players significantly lessens while likely roster-bound names begin to appear.

For those just catching on, five APC writers ranked the players from No. 1 through No. 88, with the resulting list representing a composite ranking.

As usual, keep in mind that the list does not necessarily reflect how the staff expects to the final 53-man roster to look, but rather how each player ranks against one another at the present time. With five weeks of training camp and the preseason on the horizon, the order could and likely will shift later on.

With those disclaimers out of the way, we continue the countdown with players 50 through 41.

T-49. Demetri Goodson - CB

In the most literal sense, Demetri Goodson has no shot at making the 53-man roster for opening week; he begins serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy at the start of the season. However, once his ban concludes, it seems highly likely the third-year man returns to Green Bay as a special-teams ace and reserve cornerback.

T-49. Kyle Murphy - OL

The second of the two offensive linemen the Packers drafted in April, Stanford's Kyle Murphy looks to battle for a reserve spot. His size -- 6-foot-6, 305 pounds -- suggests that his future lies at tackle, though the team may give him a shot inside as well. Murphy doesn't need to prove too much for the team to consider burning a roster or practice-squad spot on him, but he isn't a lock to make the team either.

48. Christian Ringo - DT

The Packers effectively redshirted Christian Ringo a year ago after selecting him in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Now with a full 12 months of NFL exposure under his belt, the Louisiana Lafayette product probably needs to win a roster spot in order to stick around another season.

An undersized interior defensive lineman -- his 6-foot-1, 298-pound stature greatly resembles that of teammate Mike Daniels -- Ringo only figures to compete almost exclusively as a backup three-tech in Dom Capers' scheme. Still, given the dearth of proven defensive linemen available for Week 1, he has a chance to carve out a role in the defense with a strong training camp and preseason.

47. Trevor Davis - WR

Though only a late-round pick, Trevor Davis commands as much or more excitement than any other Packers rookie heading into camp. The team's struggles at wide receiver last year have brought renewed attention to the position, and Davis represents Green Bay's biggest addition outside of Jordy Nelson's return. If Davis' 4.42-timed speed manifests on the field, not only could the Cal product survive final cutdown, he may find himself active on game days.

46. Lerentee McCray - OLB

The Packers signed only one unrestricted free agent this offseason, and they picked one fresh off a successful title run. Former Denver Broncos edge rusher Lerentee McCray didn't play a large role for the Super Bowl champs last year, but he showed enough promise to entice an offer from famously frugal general manager Ted Thompson. With few proven commodities at outside linebacker beyond Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, Green Bay could turn to McCray as featured reserve on passing downs.

45. Jared Abbrederis - WR

Wisconsin native Jared Abbrederis became an instant fan favorite when the Packers drafted him two years ago, and that status has remained intact despite the wideout appearing very rarely on the field. He missed his entire rookie season to a torn ACL and made only a handful of appearance last year after starting off on the practice squad. Abbrederis has a limited skillset and faces stiff competition this year at receiver. He likely needs to become a staple on special teams as well as offense to earn another year in Green Bay.

T-43. John Crockett - RB

John Crockett set records at North Dakota State and eventually managed to claw his way onto the Packers 53-man roster as a rookie. That progress bodes well for the young tailback as the Packers possess only modest depth at the position. Barring an injury to Eddie Lacy or James Starks, Crockett doesn't figure to factor much on offense this season, but he could set himself up for a bigger role down the line.

T-43. Dean Lowry - DE

Equal parts extreme athleticism and rawness, Northwestern's Dean Lowry fits the bill of what the Packers desire in their five-technique defensive linemen. Despite short arms -- only 31 inches despite his 6-foot-6 frame -- Lowry possesses the burst to swoop around offensive tackles and barrel down on the quarterback. That upside alone should net him a roster spot, even it takes defensive line coach Mike Trgovac a season or more to unlock that potential.

42. Chris Banjo - S

In his three years with the Packers, Chris Banjo has become a key special-teams contributor and a capable-if-unspectacular safety when called upon. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett command the top of the depth chart, but plenty of opportunity lies behind them. Only Micah Hyde appears to have a reserve spot at safety locked up, and the team has rarely kept fewer than four at the position in the past. Banjo's only real competition comes from the multiple undrafted free agents Green Bay signed in April.

41. LaDarius Gunter - CB

Under Ted Thompson, the Packers have successfully developed a handful of undrafted free agents at the cornerback position. Tramon Williams, acquired in 2006, became a near-shutdown corner during the team's 2010 run to the Super Bowl. That same year, Sam Shields arrived from the University of Miami (Fla.) and carved out a role as the defense's nickelback. Now, LaDarius Gunter appears primed to become Green Bay's next undrafted corner success story, easily winning a roster spot last year as a rookie despite the team drafting two direct competitors in the first two rounds. With Casey Hayward's departure for San Diego and second-year man Quinten Rollins likely destined for slot duty, Gunter has the opportunity to win the top reserve role behind Shields and Damarious Randall.

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