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Packers projected depth chart following 2017 final cuts

We take a guess at how the initial depth chart looks for the Packers leading up to week one.

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The roster craziness has finally died down around the NFL, and most teams’ 53-man rosters are pretty well set for week one of the 2017 season. The Packers made two swaps of players on the 53 on Sunday, trading away Jayrone Elliott to make room for Chris Odom — claimed off waivers from the Falcons — and moving Don Barclay to injured reserve to finally sign Ahmad Brooks.

With those moves finally locked in, we can get a clearer picture of the way the depth chart will shake out for the Packers in their week one game against the Seattle Seahawks.

First up is the offense, in which we break out the three wide receiver positions separately. With Geronimo Allison suspended for the first week, the team is a little thinner than usual at the wideout spot, as he would likely slot in behind Davante Adams at the X.

Packers 2017 Offense

Position 1st team 2nd team 3rd team
Position 1st team 2nd team 3rd team
QB Aaron Rodgers Brett Hundley
RB Ty Montgomery Jamaal Williams Aaron Jones, Devante Mays
FB Aaron Ripkowski
WR (X) Davante Adams Trevor Davis
WR (Z) Jordy Nelson Jeff Janis
WR (Slot) Randall Cobb Jeff Janis
TE Martellus Bennett Lance Kendricks Richard Rodgers
LT David Bakhtiari Jason Spriggs
LG Lane Taylor Lucas Patrick Justin McCray
C Corey Linsley Lucas Patrick Justin McCray
RG Jahri Evans Lucas Patrick Justin McCray
RT Bryan Bulaga Kyle Murphy

Moving over to the defense, we project both the three-man line on the (rare) occasions that the Packers line up in a base defense, as well as the cornerback unit in a more typical nickel formation. Although the Packers’ official website lists Quinten Rollins as the starter over Damarious Randall at the right cornerback spot, Rollins has again been lining up in the slot with Randall on the boundary when the team uses five defensive backs.

Packers 2017 Defense

Position 1st team 2nd team 3rd team
Position 1st team 2nd team 3rd team
5T Dean Lowry Ricky Jean-Francois
NT Kenny Clark Christian Ringo
3T Mike Daniels Montravius Adams
LOLB Nick Perry Ahmad Brooks
ILB Jake Ryan Joe Thomas
ILB Blake Martinez Morgan Burnett Josh Jones
ROLB Clay Matthews Kyler Fackrell Chris Odom
LCB Davon House Kevin King
SS Morgan Burnett Kentrell Brice Josh Jones
FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Marwin Evans Josh Jones
RCB Damarious Randall Josh Hawkins
Slot CB Quinten Rollins LaDarius Gunter Lenzy Pipkins

Finally, we look at the specialists, including the kick and punt return spots. The pecking order appears pretty clear on punt returns, after Quinten Rollins substituted in for Trevor Davis in the final preseason game.

Packers 2017 Specialists

Position 1st team 2nd team 3rd team
Position 1st team 2nd team 3rd team
K Mason Crosby
P Justin Vogel
LS Brett Goode
H Justin Vogel Randall Cobb
KR Jeff Janis Trevor Davis Aaron Jones
PR Trevor Davis Quinten Rollins Randall Cobb