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2020 NFL Roster Breakdown: Green Bay Packers

Roster Changes


Key additions

WR Devin Funchess, OT Rick Wagner, ILB Christian Kirksey


Key losses

WR Geronimo Allison, TE Jimmy Graham, OT Bryan Bulaga, OT Jason Spriggs, OLB Kyler Fackrell, ILB Blake Martinez, ILB B.J. Goodson, CB Tramon Williams


2020 draft class

QB Jordan Love (1.26), RB A.J. Dillon (2.62), TE Josiah Deguara (3.94), LB Kamal Martin (5.175), G Jon Runyan Jr. (6.192), C Jake Hanson (6.208), G Simon Stepaniak (6.209)


Projected Starters



QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB: Aaron Jones
WR: Davante Adams
WR: Devin Funchess
WR: Allen Lazard
TE: Jace Sternberger
LT: David Bakhtiari
LG: Elgton Jenkins
C: Corey Linsley
RG: Billy Turner
RT: Rick Wagner



DE: Dean Lowry
NT: Kenny Clark
DE: Tyler Lancaster
OLB: Za’Darius Smith
ILB: Christian Kirksey
ILB: Oren Burks
OLB: Preston Smith
CB: Jaire Alexander
CB: Kevin King
S: Darnell Savage
S: Adrian Amos


Team Outlook


Biggest strength: Left tackle

Coming off a fourth-straight All-Pro selection, David Bakhtiari remains one of the best blindside protectors in football and will be an integral part of Green Bay’s success in 2020. Because the depth along the offensive line (and roster in general) isn’t great for the Packers, a case can be made for Bakhtiari being the most irreplaceable player on the team. I’m ready to see the Bears-Packers matchups between Khalil Mack and the Green Bay line after basically a split decision in four games over the past two years.


Biggest weakness: Slot cornerback

Unless veteran Tramon Williams is re-signed or the team makes another move, Mike Pettine’s defense doesn’t appear to have an obvious candidate to play the slot between Jaire Alexander and Kevin King. Ideally, former second-round pick Josh Jackson—who hasn’t really gotten an extended opportunity—can earn a role on the outside that allows Alexander to move around more in shadow coverage, but the secondary depth will be a definite concern if injuries hit. I think Desmond King would be an excellent trade target to bolster the secondary.


Position battle to watch: Wide receiver

Davante Adams is obviously locked in as the focal point of the passing attack and will see targets well into the triple-digits, but Green Bay has an open depth chart behind him. Aside from Adams, the options that are expected to vie for snaps—Devin Funchess, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Equanimeous St. Brown—are all at least six-foot-four, so it’s a bit curious that management didn’t add a different flavor in what was a loaded draft class.


One more thought

If first-round pick Jordan Love doesn’t turn into at least a capable starter at some point after taking over for Aaron Rodgers, the decision to trade up for him with so many capable weapons on the board will be looked at even less favorably than it is now. That said, Rodgers didn’t always appear comfortable in his first year with a new head coach—often failing to pull the trigger on open throws for an offense that felt too contained at times—and it’s unfair to make a determination about Love before we see how the pick plays out. In the short term, there might be something to the pick lighting a fire under Rodgers this fall.


Early over/under: 9 wins (via FOX Bet)

Under. Green Bay attacked the draft with the future in mind coming off a 13-3 season, but were/are they good enough to do that and expect similar success in 2020? The NFC is now loaded with heavy hitters, which could lead to a step back in Year 2 for Matt LeFleur’s squad.


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