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Packers’ 2020 90-man Roster Ranking: In the 90-81 group, UDFAs abound

Undrafted players make up the entirety of our bottom 10, with several rookies and a few one- or two-year veterans who have yet to make any major impact in the NFL.

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The Green Bay Packers, like every other team in the NFL at this point in the offseason, have 90 players on their roster. Those 90 men have varying backgrounds, experience levels, and natural skill sets, but they can be defined into various strata of player.

Each year following the player acquisition phase of the offseason, Acme Packing Company conducts a ranking of the 90-man roster, based purely on the caliber of the players with no attention paid to positional value or value to the team. It’s an attempt to identify who the best players are on the roster regardless of position, and this year six of our contributors submitted rankings, which we have compiled into our master list.

Over the next week-plus, we will reveal the rankings ten at a time. Today we begin by braking down the bottom of the roster, with our apologies to those players who come in among the final ten.

#90: FB Elijah Wellman

Highest ranking: 87
Lowest ranking: 89

We have to start somewhere, and here we’re starting with the player who is effectively fourth on the fullback depth chart. Wellman has not been on an NFL roster during the regular season in either of his two years since graduating from West Virginia University. Washington signed him as an undrafted rookie in 2018 then waived him with an injury settlement during that year’s training camp before bringing him back on a futures contract at the end of that season; he then was released once again early in camp in 2019 and was out of football until the Packers inked him to a futures contract in January.

The 6-foot-2, 241-pound Wellman totaled 35 carries and 137 rushing yards in college along with 16 receptions for 71 yards and three touchdowns while playing both tight end and fullback. But based on the fact that he has not spent a week on even an NFL practice squad in two years, he ends up at the bottom of our list.

#89: S Frankie Griffin

Highest ranking: 84
Lowest ranking: 90

An undrafted rookie out of Texas State, Griffin mainly played outside linebacker in college but moves back to the secondary for the Packers. At 6 feet and 204 pounds, Griffin does have enough size to make him a candidate to play the hybrid dime linebacker spot, however, and his 5.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in his final two college seasons suggest a nose for the football and some intriguing blitzing ability.

#88: CB DaShaun Amos

Highest ranking: 81
Lowest ranking: 88

Coming out of East Carolina in 2017, Amos got an early chance with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent, but was waived at final cuts and was not in the NFL until the Packers signed him to a futures deal in January. His RAS is a pedestrian 6.19, brought down in large part by very poor jumping numbers at his Pro Day.

However, Amos has not been out of football the past two years — he worked his way up in the Canadian Football League and was one of the league’s best defensive backs in 2019. As a teammate of fellow Packer Reggie Begelton with the Calgary Stampeders, Amos made the All-Star team last year, when he started all 17 games and recorded an impressive five interceptions.

#87: QB Jalen Morton

Highest ranking: 72
Lowest ranking: 88

A strong-armed rookie quarterback out of Prairie View A&M, Morton is getting a shot as this year’s fourth QB in camp and could end up as a practice squad candidate. His college career was turbulent, but he eventually took over as the starter his junior year, helping lead the Panthers to a 6-5 record in 2019. A career 53.5% completion percentage with 42 touchdowns against 29 interceptions in college is a less-than-inspiring stat line, but Morton will hope to develop his game under the tutelage of Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers.

#86: FB Jordan Jones

Highest ranking: 70
Lowest ranking: 90

Morton’s teammate at Prairie View, Jones transferred from Grambling State and moved to tight end, racking up just under 500 receiving yards as a senior. He has experience as both a runner and a receiver, but will be suiting up in the backfield for the Packers.

#85: OT John Leglue

Highest ranking: 78
Lowest ranking: 90

A tackle from Tulane with good size and length at 6-foot-6, Leglue landed in Green Bay after the team signed him to the active roster off the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad in December of last season. He fits the Packers’ athletic type for offensive linemen well, with good short-area quickness and agility. A three-year starter in college, Leglue started at four different offensive line spots — everywhere but left guard. However, the Packers drafted three interior linemen in the sixth round this April, and Leglue will have to beat those players and more out for a roster spot.

#84: OLB Jamal Davis

Highest ranking: 71
Lowest ranking: 86

One of the Packers’ two pre-draft waiver claims, Davis has been a member of four different NFL franchises since his signing as an undrafted rookie in 2019 with the Houston Texans. The Miami Dolphins signed him off the Titans’ practice squad late in the year, but cut him just before the draft and the Packers picked him up.

Davis earned a Combine invitation in 2019 after his career at the University of Akron, and he posted a tremendous performance, making it clear why teams would take a chance on him. With an RAS of 9.43, a 39-inch vertical, and a 4.60-second 40, Davis impressed in shorts. and his 31.5 tackles for loss in two seasons with the Zips are impressive as well.

With the Packers searching for young depth behind their three established pass-rushers, Davis could be a sneaky dark horse candidate for a roster spot in 2020.

#83: DT Will Previlon

Highest ranking: 75
Lowest ranking: 86

A rookie run-stuffing lineman from Rutgers, Previlon is part of this year’s UDFA class. He was named Rutgers’ team MVP last season along with receiving honorable mention All-Big Ten honors.

T-#81: S Henry Black

Highest ranking: 72
Lowest ranking: 83

Another player who played both safety and linebacker in college, Black stepped into a starting role in 2019 and earned a coveted single-digit number, given only to the toughest players in the Baylor program. Like Griffin, he will likely be more of a box safety, particularly given his background as a linebacker.

T-#81: RB Damarea Crockett

Highest ranking: 68
Lowest ranking: 87

A compact bowling ball of a runner, Crockett posted an RAS of about 8 with his Pro Day measurements in 2019. He left the University of Missouri after three years then had a meeting with the Packers before the draft but signed with the Houston Texans as a free agent. However, after a practice squad stint with the Oakland Raiders, the Packers scooped him up onto their practice squad in October, where he remained through the rest of 2019.

At 5-foot-10 and 225 pounds, Crockett ran well with a 4.50-second 40. However, agility is his main issue, posting below-average marks in both the 3-cone and short shuttle.

Stay tuned on Friday for players 80 through 71.