Sunday, August 4, 2013

Packers Defensive Review/Roster Predictions Post-Family Night

by Justis Mosqueda

Pre-Family Night Predictions
Offensive Review/Roster Predictions Post-Family Night

Defensive Line (7) B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett, Datone Jones, C.J. Wilson, Mike Neal (OLB), Mike Daniels, Johnny Jolly

-Starting 3-4 was Wilson-Pickett-Raji, but in nickel/dime Jones/Raji were the defensive linemen.

-Johnny Jolly and Mike Daniels looked good on the second team.

-Neal and Worthy, key players on the defensive line, were out for Family Night.

Linebackers (9) Clay Matthews, A.J. Hawk, Brad Jones, Nick Perry, Sam Barrington, Andy Mulumba, Terrell Manning, Nate Palmer, Jamari Lattimore

-A.J. Hawk looked much lighter than in 2012. He and Jones could be preparing for a faster more pass/zone read orientated than a rushing attack.

-Moses and Lattimore were out. Brad Jones was a fringe in/out, due to his finger, but he played.

-The second team linebackers were Mulumba (who went in for Clay with the first team), Manning, Barrington (who was with the first team in practice, when Jones was out), and Palmer.

Defensive Backs (9) Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Casey Hayward, Davon House, Micah Hyde, Sam Shields, Morgan Burnett, M.D. Jennings, Jerron McMillian

-With Williams and Hayward out, Shields and House were the starting corner backs, with Hyde as the nickel back and McMillian as the dime.

-M.D. Jennings and Burnett were the starting safeties, with McMillian as the third, who rotated in.

-Jarrett Bush also got some solid playing time at corner along side of James Nixon, who had a pick-six.

-Loyce Means flashed some speed.

Special Teams (3) Giorgio Tavecchio, Tim Masthay, Brett Goode

-Giorgio Tavecchio (5/6) did much better than Mason Crosby (2/6), field goal-wise.

-Tim Masthay is expected to take over on kick-offs if Tavecchio wins the kicking job.

IR/PUP (3)

-Jerel Worthy (DE)

-J.C. Tretter (OC/OG)

-DuJuan Harris (RB)

Justis Mosqueda is a Journalism student who writes for, and cuts videos of NFL Draft prospects for

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