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2018 NFC North Roster Roundup: Green Bay Packers

Heading into 2018, Green Bay could have their most well-rounded roster since the team that won Super Bowl XLV.


Projected Starters



QB: Aaron Rodgers

RB: Ty Montgomery
WR: Davante Adams
WR: Randall Cobb
WR: Geronimo Allison
TE: Jimmy Graham
LT: David Bakhtiari
LG: Lane Taylor
C: Corey Linsley
RG: Justin McCray
RT: Bryan Bulaga



DE: Mike Daniels
DT: Kenny Clark
DE: Muhammad Wilkerson
OLB: Clay Matthews
ILB: Blake Martinez
OLB: Nick Perry
CB: Jaire Alexander
CB: Josh Jackson

CB: Tramon Williams
S: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
S: Josh Jones


Roster Notes/Thoughts


Notable depth

QB Brett Hundley, RB Aaron Jones, RB Jamaal Williams, FB Aaron Ripkowski, WR J’Mon Moore, WR Trevor Davis, WR Equanimeous St. Brown, TE Marcedes Lewis, TE Lance Kendricks, OT Jason Spriggs, G Cole Madison, DL Montravius Adams, OLB Vince Biegel, ILB Jake Ryan, ILB Oren Burks, CB Kevin King, CB Quinten Rollins, CB Davon House, S Kentrell Brice


Biggest strength: Quarterback

Green Bay is really strong at a few positions, but it’s no secret that quarterback is the team’s strength with one of the best players in football under center. I think Aaron Rodgers will want to make up for lost time this season, and perhaps it leads to him approaching 5,000 passing yards for the first time in his career, as his current season-high is just 4,643 yards. For what it’s worth, the last time Rodgers didn’t play in 16 games, he bounced back the following season with a 38:5 touchdown-interception ratio (in 2014).


Biggest weakness: Interior offensive line

While depth at wide receiver is also a concern with Jordy Nelson now in Oakland, the Packers’ biggest weakness is probably on the interior of the offensive line. Lane Taylor is a solid option at left guard, but right guard Justin McCray—who started eight games last year—and center Corey Linsley are both important pieces that need to prove they can consistently open up holes for Ty Montgomery, Aaron Jones, and Jamaal Williams in the running game.


Position battle to watch: Cornerback

I think all three of the aforementioned running backs will be involved on offense, but the cornerback spots are up for grabs in Mike Pettine’s defense. Jaire Alexander was my top-rated cornerback in the 2018 NFL Draft, and Josh Jackson was also a top-20 overall prospect for me, so I expect them both to see the field and make a difference early. That said, veteran Tramon Williams could also start on the outside, and 2017 second-round pick Kevin King isn’t going away either.


Early over/under: 10.5 wins (via Odds Shark)

Over. I would really like this roster if they still had Jordy Nelson, but Green Bay made some key additions on defense—Alexander, Jackson, Williams, and Muhammad Wilkerson—to contain their high-powered opponents in the NFC. Look for Mike McCarthy to use a more balanced offense with a three-headed backfield committee to hopefully keep Aaron Rodgers healthy coming off a broken collarbone.


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