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2012 Roster Predictions

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by HyponGrey, May 15, 2012.

  1. milani
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    Good estimates for so early in the year. MM will be full of surprises after the preseason.
    Don't now how Bush continues to make the roster. Great ST player. But when he makes a play on defense it is the shot heard round the world. Great to have a kicker, punter, long snapper in place. Let's not forget the importance of a consistent holder.
    Strong concern for back up of Rodgers. Do we need a veteran? Concussions??
    Don't feel too good about RB. If Starks has to carry that much of the load with no Grant he'll get hurt at some point again. Green and Saine both had injuries last year. At least Brandon Jackson lasted when Grant went down in 2010. Wish Grant could come back but that is too un-Thompson like of a wish.
    I hope Sherrod will be able to go this year. His broken leg came in Week 15 in KC. He did not get a lot of reps last season. Newhouse wins the job for now at LT. And if TT tries to let Driver go he'll probably be tarred and feathered and dumped off at the Metrodome.
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    I think that DL competition is going to be a really interesting one. TT didn't bring in three vets with tread left on the tires just to look-see- if Wilson, Wynn and Neal don't get their stuff together, then they'll be playing for someone else.

    With Guy, he's one player I think we might see the long and patient view on even though he was a late round pick. He was on IR last year, never played a down because of a concussion. He was young coming out and really raw, but he has the length and size you tend to prefer in a 34 DE, something we really don't have much of at that spot. The only other guy who gives us similar size and length is Merling, and he's out of shape right now. I'm really hoping that he goes home from Minicamps and hits it hard. I'd love to see him come in with a chip on his shoulder to show the Dolphins at the rest of the teams that ignored him that they were missing something big and use that big body.

    In any case, the message has been sent to the entire crew- I'd say the only guys who can be confident they'll be around come game one are Raji, Pickett and Neal (if he gets his suspension for Adderall lifted). The rest better be ON...
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    All our long snapper does is ST, why not Bush?
    I've believed in Harrel since we let Flynn go because I believe in McCarthy's School of QB
    Grant is getting long in the tooth. True, injury is a concern, but the Lions made it to the post didn they? Personally I'd bring back Ahman Green before Grant.
    For now... I still hope Sherrod can beat him out later on. He has so much more potential. I still joke that Newhouse let Hali in on purpose because it was the only way he could ever beat Sherrod.
    Especially after restructuring his deal.
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    Quarterbacks (2)
    Aaron Rodgers
    Graham Harrell
    Running Backs (3)
    James Starks
    Alex Green
    Brandon Saine
    Fullbacks (1)
    John Kuhn
    Wide receivers (6)
    Greg Jennings
    Jordy Nelson
    Donald Driver
    Randall Cobb
    James Jones
    Tori Gurley
    Tight Ends (3)
    Jermichael Finely
    Tom Crabtree
    Ryan Taylor
    Offensive Linemen (9)
    Marshall Newhouse
    T.J. Lang
    Jeff Saturday
    Josh Sitton
    Bryan Bulaga
    Evan Dietrich-Smith
    Derek Sherrod
    Tommie Draheim
    Andrew Datko
    Defensive Linemen (7)
    B.J. Raji
    Ryan Pickett
    Jerel Worthy
    Mike Daniels
    Daniel Muir
    Lawrence Guy
    Phillip Merling
    Outside Linebackers (5)
    Clay Matthews
    Nick Perry
    Eric Walden
    Vic So'oto
    Brad Jones
    Inside Linebackers (4)
    Desmond Bishop
    A.J. Hawk
    D.J. Smith
    Terrell Manning
    Cornerbacks (6)
    Charles Woodson
    Tramon Williams
    Sam Shields
    Casey Hayward
    Davon House
    Jarrett Bush
    Safeties (4)
    Morgan Burnett
    Charlie Peprah
    Jerron McMillian
    M.D. Jennings
    Specialists (3)
    Mason Crosby
    Tim Masthay
    Brett Goode
    Practice Squad (8) (Didn't know who was still eligible so all are rookies)
    BJ Coleman
    Dale Moss
    Dezman Moses
    Du'ane Bennett
    Shea Allard
    Eric Lair
    Sean Richardson
    Nic Cooper
    PUP (1)
    Andrew Quarless (Merling Cut)
    Suspended (2)
    Mike Neal (4 games)
    Anthony Hargrove (8 games)
    (There is still a good chance Neal gets his suspension overturned [Guy To PS, Lair out] and a decent chance the lawsuit pushes Hargrove's suspension back [So'oto To PS, Richardson out] For now, however, I will assume the suspensions stand and will adjust with new information)
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    No DJ Williams at TE?
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    He's a short receiving TE with little production last year while Taylor stepped up and said "I got hands too." He impressed a bit in the underwear league, but so did Taylor. When Crabtree comes back in TC I fully expect it to be a three way tie for the last TE spots, which means we go to ST value.
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    I like DD but he won't be our #3 WR. Cobb will be 3rd or 4th. Gurley DD then Borel
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    I don't think Shields will be our 3 cb either, I just made a list
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    Quarterback
    Aaron Rodgers
    Graham Harrell
    Running Back
    James Starks
    Alex Green
    Brandon Saine
    Fullback
    John Kuhn
    Wide Receiver
    Greg Jennings
    Jordy Nelson
    Randall Cobb
    James Jones
    Donald Driver
    Tori Gurley
    Tight Ends
    JerMichael Finely
    Tom Crabtree
    Dj Williams
    Ryan Taylor
    Left Tackle
    Marshall Newhouse
    Derek Sherrod
    Left Guard
    T.J. Lang
    Evan Dietrich-Smith
    Center
    Jeff Saturday
    Tommie Draheim
    Right Guard
    Josh Sitton
    Evan Dietrich-Smith
    Right Tackle
    Bryan Bulaga
    Andrew Datko

    Defensive Tackle
    B.J. Raji
    Ryan Pickett
    Daniel Muir
    Mike Daniels
    Defensive End
    Jerel Worthy
    Lawrence Guy
    Phillip Merling
    Outside Linebackers
    Clay Matthews
    Nick Perry
    Eric Walden
    Brad Jones
    Vic So'oto
    Inside Linebackers
    Desmond Bishop
    A.J. Hawk
    D.J. Smith
    Terrell Manning
    Cornerbacks
    Tramon Williams
    Davon House
    Casey Hayward
    Sam Shields
    Jarrett Bush
    Safeties
    Charles Woodson
    Morgan Burnett
    Jerron McMillian
    M.D. Jennings
    Specialists (3)
    Mason Crosby
    Tim Masthay
    Brett Goode

    Practice Squad (8) (Didn't know who was still eligible so all are rookies)
    BJ Coleman
    Dale Moss
    Dezman Moses
    Du'ane Bennett
    Shea Allard
    Eric Lair
    Sean Richardson
    Nic Cooper
    PUP (1)
    Andrew Quarless (Merling Cut)
    Suspended (2)
    Mike Neal (4 games)
    Anthony Hargrove (8 games)

    There is still a good chance Neal gets his suspension overturned (Guy To PS, Lair out) and a decent chance the lawsuit pushes Hargrove's suspension back (So'oto To PS, Richardson out) For now, however, I will assume the suspensions stand and will adjust with new information
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    Make that So'oto cut, seems he had two years on a PS
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    Quarterback
    Aaron Rodgers
    Graham Harrell
    BJ Coleman
    Running Back
    Cedric Benson
    James Starks
    Alex Green
    Brandon Saine
    Fullback
    John Kuhn
    Wide Receiver
    Greg Jennings
    Jordy Nelson
    Randall Cobb
    James Jones
    Donald Driver
    Tori Gurley
    Tight Ends
    JerMichael Finely
    Tom Crabtree
    Ryan Taylor
    DJ Williams
    Left Tackle
    Marshall Newhouse
    Derek Sherrod
    Left Guard
    TJ Lang
    Reggie Wells
    Center
    Jeff Saturday
    Right Guard
    Josh Sitton
    Evan Dietrich-Smith
    Right Tackle
    Bryan Bulaga
    Andrew Datko
    Defensive Tackle
    B.J. Raji
    Ryan Pickett
    Daniel Muir
    Mike Daniels
    Defensive End
    Jerel Worthy
    Lawrence Guy
    Phillip Merling
    Outside Linebackers
    Clay Matthews
    Nick Perry
    Vic So'oto
    Brad Jones
    Inside Linebackers
    AJ Hawk
    DJ Smith
    Terrell Manning
    Cornerbacks
    Tramon Williams
    Davon House
    Casey Hayward
    Sam Shields
    Jarrett Bush
    Safeties
    Charles Woodson
    Morgan Burnett
    MD Jennings
    Jerron McMillian
    Specialists
    Mason Crosby
    Tim Masthay
    Brett Goode

    Practice Squad (8) (Didn't know who was still eligible so all are rookies)
    Don Barclay
    Dale Moss
    Dezman Moses
    Du'ane Bennett
    Shea Allard
    Tommie Draheim
    Marc Tyler
    Nic Cooper
    PUP
    Andrew Quarless
    Jaymes Brooks
    Suspended
    Eric Walden (1 game)
    Mike Neal (4 games)
    Anthony Hargrove (8 games)
    Injured Reserve
    Desmond Bishop
    Eric Lair
    Mike McCabe

    Yeah, I think Bishop is on his way to IR. I think House will bounce back. Re-did this under new rules: Draft Picks and VFA signed that year make initial roster. PS retains top 8 of remaining UDFA talent. Everything is so crazy right now. Wells/Benson signings really messed me up and injuries are killing me. I'll try again after tonight's game should even MORE injuries occur (RAWR INJURIES!!! Cross your fingers/toes/eyes/arms/legs/etc and pray to whatever deity/deities you please that nothing ELSE happens)
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    Don't count out Erik Walden. Dude has actually improved his skill and strength. I think we're okay at OLB with nice depth.

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    Suspended so he doesn't count against initial roster.

    Also, switch Brad Jones to ILB and Cooper with Boykin

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