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2016 Packers 90-man roster ranking: 80-71

We continue the countdown of our Packers' 90-man roster ranking with players 80 through 71.

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With less than three weeks remaining until the start of training camp, the Green Bay Packers find themselves in at the midpoint of their down period. Minicamp wrapped up in mid-June, and the players don't have to report back to Green Bay until the end of July.

During this break from substantive football, the Acme Packing Company staff has decided to tackle the unenviable task of ranking the Packers' 90-man offseason roster. Five APC writers ranked the players from No. 1 through No. 88; the final two spots remain vacant until further notice.

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 80 through 71.

80. Demetris Anderson - DL

A first-year player signed about a week after the 2016 NFL Draft, Demetris Anderson faces an uphill battle for a roster spot. Though the Packers lack numbers along the defensive line until Mike Pennel returns from his four-game suspension, Anderson doesn't have the body type to fill their biggest need at the five-technique. At 6-foot-1, 312 pounds, he slots in better at the nose or as a three-tech. The team could certainly use depth at those positions as well, but Anderson would need to beat out B.J. McBryde, Christian Ringo and a cavalcade of rookies for the chance to back up the starters. It could happen, but he appears a long shot at this stage.

79. Brian Price - DL

Unlike Anderson, Brian Price has the length to potentially handle the five-tech spot, a factor that weighs in his favor. Still, as an undrafted free agent positioned behind drafted rookies and players who spent time on the team's practice squad last year, he starts near the back of the line.

78. Jamel Johnson - WR

Having spent a few weeks on the Packers' practice squad near the end of the 2015 season, Jamel Johnson at least possesses some familiarity with the offense. While that would normally put him at a slight advantage over his direct competitors, the offense returns six wideouts from last year's 53 as well as fifth-round pick Trevor Davis. Most likely, Johnson needs to land a spot on the practice squad again if he hopes to stick around Green Bay. With the team unlikely to keep more than six receivers on the final roster, Johnson's chances don't look all that stellar.

77. Kentrell Brice - S

After many long seasons playing with the likes of M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian, the Packers have built one of the deeper safety groups in the league. Starters Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett rank among the best tandems in the league while Micah Hyde and Chris Banjo supply solid depth and contribute on special teams. That leaves little room for others. Kentrell Brice would need to beat out Marwin Evans and Jermaine Whitehead for a spot on the practice squad, assuming one even exists. With Evans possessing by far the best athletic profile of the group, Brice looks likely to fall on the wrong side of the chopping block.

76. Tyler Kuder - DL

Another versatile chess piece, Tyler Kuder projects as someone the Packers can plug into multiple spots along their defensive line. At the same time, his FCS roots indicate that Kuder could require more time to develop than some of his competitors. Ultimately, it comes down to which defensive lineman can sooner contribute on defense.

75. Joe Callahan - QB

Of the four quarterbacks currently residing on the Packers' 90-man roster, Joe Callahan took the longest route to Green Bay. He played his college ball at Division-III Wesley College, setting records against competition almost completely devoid of future NFL talent. That doesn't necessarily mean Callahan can't make the jump, and it appears likely that the Packers plan to stash their third signal-caller on the practice squad. Still, with more attractive options on the roster -- not to mention the possibility of someone like Matt Blanchard coming from outside the organization -- Callahan seems likely to move on come September.

74. Manoa Pikula - ILB

A tackling machine at BYU, inside linebacker Manoa Pikula enters perhaps the Packers' most heavily contested position battle. With Jake Ryan expected to start off the ball in the team's base 3-4 defense with veteran Sam Barrington and rookie Blake Martinez competing for the spot alongside him, Pikula figures to compete with Joe Thomas and Carl Bradford for a reserve spot. As the least-experienced player of the group, Pikula would need to pull a major upset to win a job.

73. Marquise Williams - QB

Though ranked in the 70-range on our countdown, Marquise Williams has a solid chance of earning a job with the practice squad. The Packers may only keep two quarterbacks on the 53 to open up a roster spot at another position. In such a scenario, Williams need only beat out Callahan to stick around Green Bay. That, of course, assumes the team doesn't reach outside the roster for its third signal-caller, though if the UNC product plays well enough during training camp the preseason, it may not matter.

T-71. Makinton Dorleant - CB

Though Makinton Dorleant produced some of the fastest workout times among cornerbacks -- 4.40 40-yard dash, 39-inch vertical -- they come with a pretty large asterisk. Standing below 5-foot-11 and weighing just 177 pounds, Dorleant could have a rough time trying to handle NFL-sized competition. He could bulk up before training camp begins, but added weight likewise may jeopardize his speed. Factor in Dorleant's FCS background, and his future becomes cloudy.

T-71. Ed Williams - WR

Ed Williams arrived after training camp began last season and managed to edge out more highly regarded wideouts like Larry Pinkard and Jimmie Hunt for a spot on the Packers' practice squad. Williams remained there all year, earning valuable reps in one of the league's most nuanced offenses. That experience should help him come training camp, when he not only has to beat out another batch of undrafted free agents, but one of the deeper returning receiving corps in recent Green Bay history.

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.