Thursday, August 15, 2013

Post Week 1 Review and Roster Predictions

by Justis Mosqueda

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

Quarterbacks (2) Aaron Rodgers, Graham Harrell

While no backup quarterback shined vs Arizona (the thee combine for 0/7 deeper than 20 yards), Graham Harrell took the second team snaps, and still is in practice.

Running Backs (5) DuJuan Harris, James Starks, Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin, John Kuhn

On Wednesday, DuJuan Harris returned to practice, playing with the first team offense. With James Starks hurt, Eddie Lacy might be able to jump him. Alex Green seems like the odd man out in this group.

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

With many of the receivers hurt against Arizona, Jarrett Boykin and Jeremy Ross were able to rack up a lot of snaps on offense. With Tyrone Walker emerging, I'm not sure the team doesn't take in six receivers, but Ross gets the nod due to his returning ability.

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

Everything is going according to plan in the tight end corp.

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

After losing J.C. Tretter and Bryan Bulaga to possible season ending injuries, the roster opened up a couple spots on the offensive line. David Bakhtiari did great against Arizona as a left tackle. Marshall Newhouse and Don Barclay are still fighting for the right tackle position, but either couple be swing players as backups. Greg Van Roten can also swing on the interior. If Newhouse starts at right tackle, there's not another non-Derek Sherrod backup that can play left tackle, which makes the former first round pick valuable.

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

The defense's depth is so deep that it's hard to make some final cuts. Here, Jerel Worthy (2012 second round pick) is assumed to start on PUP while Josh Boyd (2012 sixth round pick) didn't make the roster. Everyone but Jolly (who got more second team snaps vs Arizona than Boyd) is a virtual lock to make the roster.

Linebackers (9) Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Brad Jones, A.J. Hawk, Andy Mulumba, Dezman Moses, Jamari Lattimore, Robert Francois, Terrell Manning

UDFA Andy Mulumba has seemed to have passes Dezman Moses and Nate Palmer (2013 draft pick) on the depth chart. With the limited amount of roster spots, I'm not sure Green Bay takes more then four outside linebackers, leaving Palmer off the list. The top four inside linebackers are the same as most projected. What's interesting is that Sam Barrington took first team snaps with the team when Brad Jones and Jamari Lattimore weren't able to play. With Terrell Manning playing more on special teams, though, I would assume he'd have a slight lead over Barrington.

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

Eight of the nine defensive backs listed are locks, in my opinion. I gave Jarrett Bush the nod over the other defensive backs due to his versatility. Bush was the Week 1 starter at corner back for the Packers in 2012, he's also played safety, and he's a Pro Bowl special-teamer. His impact on special teams gives him the lead for me.

Special Teams (3) Mason Crosby, Tim Masthay, Brett Goode

Even though Mason Crosby lost the kick off during Family Night, I don't think the battle is lost. I need to see him on the second team before I move him off the list. Masthay and Goode are locks, as they don't even have competition in camp.

IR/PUP (4) J.C. Tretter (OC/OG), Bryan Bulaga (OT), Sederrik Cunningham (WR), Jerel Worthy (DE)

Justis Mosqueda is a Journalism student who writes for, and

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