Sunday, August 4, 2013

Packers Offensive Review/Roster Predictions Post-Family Night

by Justis Mosqueda

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

Quarterback (2) Aaron Rodgers, B.J. Coleman

-Aaron Rodgers came in, ran the no-huddle, scored a touchdown, and left the game.

-B.J. Coleman took snaps with the 1s after Aaron Rodgers left the game. He showed more arm than Harrell, but threw two interceptions, one being due to a target slipping.

-Graham Harrell was the more efficient of the back-up quarterbacks, easily "winning" the battle on Family Night.

Backfield (5) James Starks, Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin, Alex Green, John Kuhn

-James Starks  beat out Alex Green as the starter, early in camp, and also started on Family Night. Starks proved again that he's a between the 20s, run-only running back by getting pulled out in the redzone with the first team and dropping some routine balls in the passing game.

-Eddie Lacy was the second running back on the field, coming in for Starks in the redzone. After that, Lacy was with the first team for a significant amount of time, and was impressive doing so.

-Johnathan Franklin looked like he could only make moves in space. It's unfortunate he never got to see time with Rodgers in the no-huddle, I think that's a perfect match. He also bobbled at least one ball while returning kicks.

-Alex Green has been stumbling, fell all the way to the forth running back on the board after becoming the early starter in camp. If Starks or Lacy learn to do well in the passing game, I don't think he's safe.

-DuJuan Harris was the late-2012 Packers starter, but has been out due to a knee injury and a removal of a cyst from his lungs. On a good note: he ran onto the field with his running back coach and corp-mates.

-Angelo Pease, a running back who the staff have been talking a lot about, impressed with a touchdown catch. I'm interested in seeing more of him in the preseason.

Wide Receivers (5) Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin, Jeremy Ross

-Nelson, Johnson, Dorsey, and Cunningham were out for Family Night.

-James Jones, Randall Cobb, and Jarrett Boykin looked like they belong.

-Jeremy Ross was part of a rotation after the top three receivers in, but really made an impact on special teams returning kicks. I think he's going to end up as the returner of the 2013 team.

-Tyrone Walker was the most impressive non-lock-to-make-the-roster wide receiver.

Tight Ends (5) Jermichael Finley, Andrew Quarless, D.J. Williams, Matthew Mulligan, Ryan Taylor

-Finley dropped the first pass of the game. So it begins.

-Andrew Quarless, the number two, was out for the game.

-D.J. Williams joined Finley in the first drive's no-huddle package. Rodgers split him out, lining him vs Datone Jones in coverage, for a touchdown.

-Matthew Mulligan and Ryan Taylor were the next two tight ends up. Both are likely more blockers than passing threats in 2013. Taylor left the game with an injury. No information on the injury as of now.

Offensive Line (8) Bryan Bulaga, Josh Sitton, Evan Dietrich-Smith, T.J. Lang, David Bakhtiari, Marshall Newhouse, Don Barclay, Greg Van Roten

-Bulaga, Sitton, and Evan Dietrich-Smith are solidified starters.

-T.J. Lang, an assumed lock at right guard, was pulled for a bit so Don Barclay could get right guard snaps with the first team. Interesting to say the least.

-Marshall Newhouse and David Bakhtiari were battling for the starting right tackle position. On the second team, Newhouse was a left tackle, while Bakhtiari was still taking right tackle snaps.

-Barclay and Greg Van Roten both played guard and center (Van Roten-LG, Barclay-RG).

-Andrew Datko, a college tackle, was the right guard for the second team, until Barclay took over. He was the only man bumped out on the second team offensive line. Lane Taylor moved in to left guard when that happened.

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

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