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Posted: May 02, 2017, 10:14 PM Post
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Ok, now that the draft is done, its time to predict the roster. Although most positions are pretty well set, its always interesting to guess the last 10 roster positions.

* Denotes a starter. Bold indicates on the 53 man roster.

QB(3):: Pretty easy here. Callahan sticks because Hundley is close to be traded.
- Locks: Rodgers*, Hundley
- Bubble: Callahan


RB(5):
- Locks: Montgomery*, Ripkowski, Williams, Jones
- Bubble: Mays, Kerridge
- Others: Crockett - can't stay healthy.

TE(3): With no draft picks here, I think there is little change of any challengers.
- Locks: Bennett*, Rodgers, Kendricks
- Bubble:
- Others: Sandland

WR(6): I'm almost tempted to put Cobb on the Bubble for his cost, but he is still a weapon.
- Locks: Nelson*, Adams*, Cobb*, Allison, Yancy
- Bubble: Davis, Janis, Dupre
- Others: Goodley, McCaffrey

OL(9): Evans is a near lock, but he needs to fit in first.
- Locks: Bulaga*, Linsley*, Taylor*, Bakhtiari*, Spriggs
- Bubble: Evans*, Amichia, Murphy, Barclay, Patrick,
- Others: Flores, McCray,

DL(5): If JF plays half-way decent and eveyone stays healthy, it wouldn't surprise me to cut Guion. But I like the talent we have here.
- Locks: Daniels*, Clark*, Lowry*, Adams,
- Bubble: Jean Francois, Price
- Out: Ringo
- Suspension: Guion

OLB(5):Keep as many as possible.
- Locks: Perry*, Matthews*, Fackerell, Biegel
- Bubble: Elliot, Gilbert
- Out:

ILB(4): Not much depth. And an UDFA could sneak in. Or we add another OLB and use Matthews (Clay) here.
- Locks: Ryan*, Martinez*, Thomas
- Bubble: Tripp
- Out: Matthews (Derrick)

S(4): Last spot comes down to last year's UDFA speedsters. Even though Brice had more PT last year, I'm picking Evans.
- Locks: HHCD*, Burnett*, Jones
- Bubble: Evans, Brice
- Out: Whitehead

CB(6): House starts while King develops. Goodson can't stay healthy and loses to Hawkins or an UDFA (not listed here)
- Locks: Randall*, House*, Rollins, King, Gunter,
- Bubble: Goodson, Hawkins
- Out: Waters

ST (3): Toss-up between Pepper and Hart for LS. I predict Vogel beats out Schum.
- Locks: Crosby
- Bubble: Pepper, Hart, Schum, Vogel
- Out:


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Offline  Re: 2017-18 Green Bay Packer Roster Prediction
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Posted: May 04, 2017, 12:24 PM Post
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CheezWizHed said:
Ok, now that the draft is done, its time to predict the roster. Although most positions are pretty well set, its always interesting to guess the last 10 roster positions.

* Denotes a starter. Bold indicates on the 53 man roster.

QB(3):: Pretty easy here. Callahan sticks because Hundley is close to be traded.
- Locks: Rodgers*, Hundley
- Bubble: Callahan


RB(5):
- Locks: Montgomery*, Ripkowski, Williams, Jones
- Bubble: Mays, Kerridge
- Others: Crockett - can't stay healthy.

TE(3): With no draft picks here, I think there is little change of any challengers.
- Locks: Bennett*, Rodgers, Kendricks
- Bubble:
- Others: Sandland

WR(6): I'm almost tempted to put Cobb on the Bubble for his cost, but he is still a weapon.
- Locks: Nelson*, Adams*, Cobb*, Allison, Yancy
- Bubble: Davis, Janis, Dupre
- Others: Goodley, McCaffrey

OL(9): Evans is a near lock, but he needs to fit in first.
- Locks: Bulaga*, Linsley*, Taylor*, Bakhtiari*, Spriggs
- Bubble: Evans*, Amichia, Murphy, Barclay, Patrick,
- Others: Flores, McCray,

DL(5): If JF plays half-way decent and eveyone stays healthy, it wouldn't surprise me to cut Guion. But I like the talent we have here.
- Locks: Daniels*, Clark*, Lowry*, Adams,
- Bubble: Jean Francois, Price
- Out: Ringo
- Suspension: Guion

OLB(5):Keep as many as possible.
- Locks: Perry*, Matthews*, Fackerell, Biegel
- Bubble: Elliot, Gilbert
- Out:

ILB(4): Not much depth. And an UDFA could sneak in. Or we add another OLB and use Matthews (Clay) here.
- Locks: Ryan*, Martinez*, Thomas
- Bubble: Tripp
- Out: Matthews (Derrick)

S(4): Last spot comes down to last year's UDFA speedsters. Even though Brice had more PT last year, I'm picking Evans.
- Locks: HHCD*, Burnett*, Jones
- Bubble: Evans, Brice
- Out: Whitehead

CB(6): House starts while King develops. Goodson can't stay healthy and loses to Hawkins or an UDFA (not listed here)
- Locks: Randall*, House*, Rollins, King, Gunter,
- Bubble: Goodson, Hawkins
- Out: Waters

ST (3): Toss-up between Pepper and Hart for LS. I predict Vogel beats out Schum.
- Locks: Crosby
- Bubble: Pepper, Hart, Schum, Vogel
- Out:

I think they keep Evans and Brice and skip the other ilb... Burnett and Jones will be playing down there a lot.

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Posted: May 04, 2017, 8:36 PM Post
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Yeah, I considered that. With Matthews playing ILB too, it makes sense that we only keep 3 traditional ILB...


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Offline  Re: 2017-18 Green Bay Packer Roster Prediction
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Posted: May 08, 2017, 9:49 PM Post
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I'd still love to see them dabble with Janis at CB and special teams ace, like Bush a few years ago. His speed, tackling ability, fearless play, and inconsistent route running might actually have a chance then.


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Posted: June 01, 2017, 1:51 PM Post
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I predict Vogel beats out Schum.


Schum was released today; he apparently missed most of OTAs with a back injury. I have to assume the Packers will bring in another punter, if only as a "camp leg."


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Posted: June 01, 2017, 2:55 PM Post
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The local guy from last year, name is escaping me (Morell?). They should bring him back in to camp. I personally though he had won the job last season.


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Posted: June 02, 2017, 6:50 AM Post
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brwrsfan said:
The local guy from last year, name is escaping me (Morell?). They should bring him back in to camp. I personally though he had won the job last season.

Mortell, i agree they should bring him in. All that i read about Vogel was that he had a terrible combine which cost him being drafted so you need to bring in competition. I wouldn't be suprised if the packers brought in a veteran at the end of the preseason anyway.


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Posted: July 06, 2017, 3:27 AM Post
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I'd still love to see them dabble with Janis at CB and special teams ace, like Bush a few years ago. His speed, tackling ability, fearless play, and inconsistent route running might actually have a chance then.



I don't think he'd have a prayer to compete at CB in the NFL. He just lacks the hips to do so. Same reason he struggles to get open. He's a great ST'er. If you were gonna move him to defense safety would be more realistic. But yeah, way too much of a straight line guy to play CB. I don't see a problem with keeping him on the roster at WR'er though. He's such a great special teamer and can make such an impact as a gunner on KO and Punt and is a threat to return a kick or block a kick at any time.


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Offline  Re: 2017-18 Green Bay Packer Roster Prediction
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Posted: July 06, 2017, 4:03 AM Post
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Ok, now that the draft is done, its time to predict the roster. Although most positions are pretty well set, its always interesting to guess the last 10 roster positions.

* Denotes a starter. Bold indicates on the 53 man roster.

QB(3):: Pretty easy here. Callahan sticks because Hundley is close to be traded.
- Locks: Rodgers*, Hundley
- Bubble: Callahan


RB(5):
- Locks: Montgomery*, Ripkowski, Williams, Jones
- Bubble: Mays, Kerridge
- Others: Crockett - can't stay healthy.

TE(3): With no draft picks here, I think there is little change of any challengers.
- Locks: Bennett*, Rodgers, Kendricks
- Bubble:
- Others: Sandland

WR(6): I'm almost tempted to put Cobb on the Bubble for his cost, but he is still a weapon.
- Locks: Nelson*, Adams*, Cobb*, Allison, Yancy
- Bubble: Davis, Janis, Dupre
- Others: Goodley, McCaffrey

OL(9): Evans is a near lock, but he needs to fit in first.
- Locks: Bulaga*, Linsley*, Taylor*, Bakhtiari*, Spriggs
- Bubble: Evans*, Amichia, Murphy, Barclay, Patrick,
- Others: Flores, McCray,

DL(5): If JF plays half-way decent and eveyone stays healthy, it wouldn't surprise me to cut Guion. But I like the talent we have here.
- Locks: Daniels*, Clark*, Lowry*, Adams,
- Bubble: Jean Francois, Price
- Out: Ringo
- Suspension: Guion

OLB(5):Keep as many as possible.
- Locks: Perry*, Matthews*, Fackerell, Biegel
- Bubble: Elliot, Gilbert
- Out:

ILB(4): Not much depth. And an UDFA could sneak in. Or we add another OLB and use Matthews (Clay) here.
- Locks: Ryan*, Martinez*, Thomas
- Bubble: Tripp
- Out: Matthews (Derrick)

S(4): Last spot comes down to last year's UDFA speedsters. Even though Brice had more PT last year, I'm picking Evans.
- Locks: HHCD*, Burnett*, Jones
- Bubble: Evans, Brice
- Out: Whitehead

CB(6): House starts while King develops. Goodson can't stay healthy and loses to Hawkins or an UDFA (not listed here)
- Locks: Randall*, House*, Rollins, King, Gunter,
- Bubble: Goodson, Hawkins
- Out: Waters

ST (3): Toss-up between Pepper and Hart for LS. I predict Vogel beats out Schum.
- Locks: Crosby
- Bubble: Pepper, Hart, Schum, Vogel
- Out:



The Packers always seem to do a few things with the roster that come straight out of left field, but this looks pretty good. There are a couple things I would disagree with.

QB-I don't think Hundley gets traded this year and I don't think they use a roster spot on Callahan again to start the year. Just no reason to. He's a little guy who is slow and doesn't have a good arm. He looked nice in the pre-season, but he's basically a poor man's Seneca Wallace.

RB-I'm guessing a injury will determine who gets that last TB spot from the draftees. This is an area where I could see an UDRA sneak his way onto the team. We obviously we going for the quantity over quality this year drafting 3 guys without any physical attributes that jump out at you. I hope we find our Jordan Howard in here though. Montgomery isn't gonna be able to handle 15 carries a game over hopefully 19 games.

TE-I haven't really paid attention to anyone beyond the main 3. McCarthy loves having a developmental project, but that would figure to be the practice squad, so I think you're right here also.

WR'er-I absolutely agree I could see Cobb cut. The Packers do seem to sing his praises a little bit louder than you'd expect so maybe they can restructure. If not, he's gonna have to have a big year because I don't see the Packers paying 30 million dollars to 3 WR'ers and I don't think they're gonna risk letting Adams walk, so he could be a candidate to be waived after the season also. Hopefully he just bounces back and earns his contract and Ball can figure out the cap later on.

I don't think Yancy is a lock. In fact I would think Davis would be ahead of him at this point. McCarthy has talked about how much better he's looked during the off-season program. I am really interested to see what happens with Dupree also. I saw mocks that had him going in the 2nd/3rd round range. Some even had him as a high 2nd before he ran his 40. So...maybe they got lucky there.

OL-Looks good. Hope they lock up Linsley before the season. He's right at the same point in his career that Sitton and Lang were when they got their first contracts after their rookie deals. Both went on to become pro-bowlers. C has been a revolving door with I think 5 different starters in the last 6 or 7 years with Wells, EDS, Saturday, Tretter. I think we need to solidify that position. Second smarter guy on the field.

DL-Definitely deeper here than we have been in a while. I think Clark is gonna bust out this year and have a big second year. He's transformed his body and he was really coming on strong last year at the end. Plus he was just 20 when he was drafted. Hopefully we can get a 1st rounder in the front 7 who doesn't take 5 years to develop!

I think they Packers are just hedging their bets with Guion like they did last year with Pennel. If 4 weeks in they've had a couple injuries and are thin he comes back, if not, they cut him and move on and it's not like they had to pay his first 4 weeks salary anyway. He needs to get help though. It's too bad, both he and Pennel were big physical guys who could really hold up in the run game. But with our depth I think Ringo on the practice squad is fine in case of injury.

OLB'er-Time for Elliot to put up or move on. Dude can absolutely destroy guys with his speed and bull rush combo for really short stints. It was two years ago in Seattle that he had a few game changing plays. A pick, I think he had a strip sack...the prior to seal the game, the later to flip the field. And then nothing the rest of the year. He's got the ability, I know he was a small school guy, but it's year 4 now I believe. Hes' either gonna be a player this year or he's gonna be a career backup/ST's ace.

MLB'er-I believe they have also indicated they think Biegal can play a little inside as well. Wherever Matthews plays though we have to get more out of him. Our defense just doesn't have enough impact players that we can get by with so few big plays from him. He and Daniels completely change the ton for the defense when they're out there making plays.

CB-Goodson can starter the year on PUP I would think. He absolutely wrecked that knee. Heck, he might miss the whole year. And didn't Hawkings also get hurt pretty badly? I liked him a lot as a developmental guy. He was smooth, got his head around. Obviously not real polished.

Gotta have Rollins and Randall bounce back. Both were pretty seriously injured last year and both were pretty good as rookies so no reason to think they won't. House is a great fit for Capers D and I think they would have liked to keep him in the first place. He's not Shields, but he's also no slouch. And it's not like he was cut by the Jags because he couldn't hack it. They used a top 5 pick and then signed the top FA available at CB in the last year.

I think King is the Day 1 starter and Randall starts at Nickel but hard to say. King is a little behind because of that stupid rule that prohibited him from practicing until Washington was done with their Tri-Mester. Hopefully we have a Marcus Peters on our hands. Washington has been producing some nice DB's lately.

S-I think they keep a 5th here. Jones is gonna be playing in the box so much that it just make sense. Brice and Evans are both great athletes, but we also have some intriguing UDFA's here.

ST's-I think Janis earns his spot here for one last time at least. Not sure what they do for Long snapper. Can always bring back Goode. Crosby is a stud. Hopefully we can pick someone up who can turn the field around for us though. it sounds like Vogel has the potential to do that.


So I have maybe 5 or 6 changes from you out of the whole roster. And chances are we'll both be about 10 picks off by the time all is said and done. This is for certain though, Rodgers is starting to get to the point where the Packers need to start getting more aggressive. You cannot win just one Super Bowl with a QB like Aaron Rodgers. He's just too good. He's a better QB than Tom Brady. Brady is the greatest because his teams have won more, but if they're being honest, nobody takes Brady over Rodgers just based on talent and what each can do on the field alone. Rodgers is better at literally everything BUT having a coach and an organization that will go out there and take chances like signing a Stephen Gilmore to a 60 million dollar deal to solidify their defensive secondary, Or hell, just trading for Eric Rowe like they did last year in week 2 while Thompson sats on his hands. I like TT, but this year if there is a Tony Gonzalez trade or someone like that...a player we were close to getting but Thompson wouldn't give up the 3rd for him, then he needs to make that move. The window isn't closed on Rodgers, but we're wasting years of his prime.


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Offline  Packer WR Depth - Who to keep?
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Posted: August 14, 2017, 11:34 AM Post
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The Packers have a lot of interesting depth this year; far more than roster spots. It will be interesting to see who they pick at the cuts.

My view of the WRs:
Locks: Nelson and Adams - Just to emphasize how wide open I see it, I think these are the only two that are fully safe going in.

Probable: Cobb - Highly versatile (good slot receiver, punt returner, RB, motion play galore) and very smart football player. But have we seen his peak already? Injuries and age slowly creeping up on a player that was never fast to begin with (though decent quickness). Also can't play the edge. Mostly likely makes the roster, but a chance to be cut/traded if other WRs really step up this year.

Bubble:
Allison - Runs good routes, has good hands and a great catch radius, but on the slow side for a WR. I would list him at probable except that he is suspended for a game. If there is more behind the scenes to his suspension, the Pack may just cut bait.

Davis - Blazing fast, decent hands, poor routes. Can return punts and kickoffs. A development project when drafted (ala Jeff Janis) that needs to be more reliable on his routes to gain Rodger's trust. Could he supplement Janis' role this year?

Janis - Well, since I brought him up... Great special teams player, very fast. Could be Jordy 2.0 if he could run routes. But alas, it looks like Janis has peaked at "inconsistent" route runner. Which is a death blow to get much playing time in our offense. Runs go routes beautifully. Killer as a gunner on coverage teams. But without any ceiling left, I predict he won't make this team. Hopefully, we can trade him. Davis takes his place as speed-du-jour.

Yancey - Given that Yancey was a 5th round draft pick this year, he will be given every opportunity to make the team. 5th round picks don't get cut in year one very often. Although, I thought Yancey was a bit over drafted myself. He has good size (6'2") and 4.48 speed, but poor route running and not the best hands aren't a great combo. Might prove himself to be a good football player, but right now I prefer Dupre over Yancey.

Dupre - Tall WR with decent speed (4.46) that was ranked the #1 WR coming out of HS. College didn't really work for him, but still shows those skills that made him #1. Just underdeveloped now after college. Recently concussed, I wonder if the Pack might take it easy with him in preseason and sneak him to the PS for a year of development. 7th round picks have been running ~50% chance of making the final roster year in and year out.

McCaffrey - Family roots add some interest here (genes do matter). Was a last-season pickup last year after not making Oakland's PS. But he seems to make plays. Plus being tall (6'2") and a 4.36-40 at his pro day, make him interesting.

Clark - I'll admit that I only really noticed this player during the first pre-season game. But a very interesting guy. 6'6" that played one year of college ball. Has only watched 2 games of NFL football (that one concerns me). So extremely raw, but highly talented former BB player. Surely will go to PS, but already showing some talent.

So one could say that we could easily go 6-7 deep with 5-6 NFL ready players while still adding a couple good development guys to the PS. I'm sure other NFL teams are going to come cherry-picking whomever we cut however.

My prediction:
NFL team: Nelson, Adams, Cobb, Davis, Allison, and McCaffrey
Practice Squad: Dupre and Clark

Janis - playing in the NFL somewhere
Yancy - picked up on someone's PS or possibly 53-man roster.


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Offline  Re: Packer WR Depth - Who to keep?
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Posted: August 14, 2017, 12:27 PM Post
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Have we heard what Dupre's injury is? He might be an IR guy. I think the big 3 make it. I think Janis is gone. Just did not progress at all as a receiver. Davis probably makes it but he either needs to show progress as a receiver this year or be an ace in the return game to continue making the roster after this year. McCaffrey could probably make the roster on special teams alone, so he could probably replace Janis there.

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Posted: August 14, 2017, 8:29 PM Post
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I read he was going through the concussion protocol and was at the facility so it might not be that bad beyond the concussion. It didnt say if there was anything else they were looking at with him.


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Posted: August 14, 2017, 9:40 PM Post
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Yea, at least one from that group will be on IR, someone will get stashed there.


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Posted: August 15, 2017, 9:56 AM Post
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Is there any requirement that a player get tested to leave the concussion protocol? Given the depth chart, it's tough for any of the rookie WRs to make an impact this year; if he stays in the protocol through the pre-season, I'd have to assume the Packers would be justified in stashing him on IR for a year.

Locks: Nelson, Adams, Cobb
Prediction: Davis (PR / KR), Allison, McCaffrey
PS: Yancy, Clark
IR: Dupre

The big test will be if any of the non-Janis players in the middle of the depth chart can make plays on coverage teams for the next 3 weeks. I could see the Packers keeping Clark for the week of Allison's suspension, just to make it that much more likely he makes it to their practice squad.


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Posted: August 15, 2017, 7:25 PM Post
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Cobb was hurt at the end of the regular season, thus the dropoff in play, but he was outstanding in the playoffs. He single-handedly won the game against the Giants. Several analysts have said he is one of the more underrated players in the league.

Janis... the poor route-running was his first two seasons in the league. He didn't play much last year because the WRs were for the most part healthy, but they specifically designed the end-around play for him. He's ahead of Davis on the depth chart - Davis was inactive for five games, mostly at the end of the season, whereas Janis played in all 16. And he's one of the best special teams players in the league; your 5th WR has to play special teams.

The Packers have so many weapons you can't judge their performance by targets or yards. Rodgers threw for 4400+ yards but only two players w/over 900 yards receiving - just not enough balls to go around.

I don't understand TT's infatuation with WRs. The Packers system is hard to learn so they like to bring in guys a year earlier than they need them, and hopefully they will be able to keep the guys who don't make the team on the PS. Barring injuries they keep six: Nelson, Adams, Cobb, Allison, Janis, and one of Davis/Yancey/Dupre, but start with five because of Allison's suspension.


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Offline  Re: Packer WR Depth - Who to keep?
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I'm a big fan of Dupre and Yancey, so really hope they makes it. I think one might get stolen off the PS at some point if they go that route. I think Cobb is pretty replaceable and hope we put the money toward Adams/elsewhere and keep grooming replacements. Yes I love the guy and he comes up big when it's needed most, so feelings won't be hurt either way, but he's pretty useless during the regular season. Janis does nothing for me at this point.


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Posted: August 22, 2017, 11:13 AM Post
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From what I've read and seen, the additions of Kendricks & Bennett means the Packers are going to run a lot of the "12" formation (1 RB, 2 TE sets with 2 WR's). That will essentially be their base formation, since it gives them incredible flexibility and keep the defense from substituting accordingly. They could line up with Montgomery and Kendricks (as a FB) in the backfield & Bennett in-line, all the way to going 5 wide/empty backfield with the exact same personnel.

With that being said, when they cut down to the final 53 I think they will place added emphasis on special teams ability rather than projected upside on the offensive side of the ball. So I think they'll keep 6 WRs instead of the 7 they went with last year. That places Dupre & Yancey on shaking ground to start with, while it gives a big boost to Janis & possibly Davis (they will give him every opportunity in the preseason to improve his ball security). I think it also gives a guy like McCaffrey an advantage if he is given an opportunity in the return game as well. Given that emphasis, combined with the fewer targets for a traditional slot receiver, means I would not be surprised at all if they cut Randall Cobb. They have other guys to allocate those dollars too if they wish to proceed in that fashion.

It could shake out like this:
Nelson, Adams, Davis, McCaffrey, Janis, and one of Dupre/Yancey. Dupre/Yancey are then cut after Week 1 when Allison returns from suspension.

After typing that scenario out, however, that leaves the team pretty slim in terms of experience in the WR group. Alternatively, I think Davis & McCaffrey are battling for one position. As much as I hate on Jeff Janis (he cannot be relied on offensively at all), his coverage abilities on special teams cannot be ignored. He's essentially a specialist in my view.


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Offline  Re: Packer WR Depth - Who to keep?
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Posted: August 23, 2017, 8:35 AM Post
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I could see Cobb being cut, to keep McCaffrey or Dupre

I think its fairly certain that Nelson, Adams, Janis, Davis, Yancy will make the team.

this is as strong as a WR corp as I can remember.


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Offline  Re: Packer WR Depth - Who to keep?
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I could see Cobb being cut, to keep McCaffrey or Dupre

I think its fairly certain that Nelson, Adams, Janis, Davis, Yancy will make the team.

this is as strong as a WR corp as I can remember.


I think McCarthy and Rodgers really like the comfort level Cobb provides. Although it seems like he's been around forever, he just turned 27, so he's not old by any means. And as primarily a slot guy, smarts and craftiness typically trumps speed.

That being said, the skillsets that Nelson and McCaffrey provide do make Cobb somewhat redundant. Would Thompson bite if a WR-needy team offered him a young talented guard or a pass rusher for Cobb? I would hate to dump Cobb outright, as I think he's still got quite a bit of value, but the Packers are definitely playing from a position of strength with the WR corps. I also don't see any way Janis doesn't make the team at this point. He makes it on special teams value alone, and with his ability to be a lid-lifter on offense has value, even if he hasn't managed to turn himself into the complete WR everyone wants him to be.

I also really like the potential Clark brings to the table. The Packers have never really had a WR that brings that type of Red Zone ability to the table. I think both he and Dupre make the practice squad if they aren't claimed off waivers.


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Offline  Re: Packer WR Depth - Who to keep?
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Posted: August 23, 2017, 11:18 AM Post
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David has a PR for a TD and a PR fumble. Lots of potential, but how patient will MM be with him? McCaffrey is a very similar player with a little less splash on returns, but maybe a bit more route capability as an WR. I think Davis/McCaffrey/Janis are playing for one spot and McCaffrey is probably leading at this point.

That being said, the skillsets that Nelson and McCaffrey provide do make Cobb somewhat redundant.

While Nelson will take some slot WR snaps, I don't think McCaffrey has been. Any specific reason you mentioned that?


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