Donald Driver fell one yard short in his quest to break the Packers' all-time receiving yardage record held by James Lofton. Raymond T. Rivard photogaph

Packers talent evident in unofficial depth chart


Jermichael Finley has a logjam of talent behind him at the tight end position. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

The Packers’ unofficial depth chart for the offense released Tuesday showed rookie first round pick Derek Sherrod as the starting left guard and a pile of talented tight ends fighting for a roster spot behind starter Jermichael Finley.

What it also shows is a roster filled with solid depth … A factor that has become the hallmark of Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy teams.

While Sherrod has been pegged the starting left guard since the first snap of camp, veteran TJ Lang is situated right behind him and while Andrew Quarless is penned as Finley’s backup at tight end, the logjam of talent behind those two is impressive. It also begs the question of how many tight ends will they keep and whether Spencer Havner will be utilized more on defense.

Also stacked at the wide receiver positions, it’s clear there are some players who may be auditioning for roster spots on other team’s because the packers, unfortunately, can’t keep them all.

Consider Diondre Borel and Kerry Taylor listed behind Greg Jennings; or Chastin West,  Tori Gurley, Antonio Robinson and Shaky Smithson, who are all listed behind Donald Driver and Jordy Nelson.

The complete unofficial depth chart is as follows:

WR - Greg Jennings, James Jones, Randall Cobb, Brett Swain
Diondre Borel, and Kerry Taylor.

LT - Chad Clifton, Marshall Newhouse, Theo Sherman.

LG - Derek Sherrod, T.J. Lang, Adrian Battles.

C - Scott Wells, Nick McDonald, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Sampson Genus.

RG- Josh Sitton, Nick McDonald, Caleb Schlauderaff.

RT - Bryan Bulaga, Chris Campbell, Ray Dominguez.

TE - Jermichael Finley, Andrew Quarless, Tom Crabtree, D.J. Williams, Ryan Taylor, Spencer Havner.

WR - Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson, Chastin West, Tori Gurley, Antonio Robinson, Shaky Smithson.

QB - Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn, Graham Harrell.

RB - Ryan Grant, James Starks, Dimitri Nance, Alex Green, Brandon Saine.

FB - John Kuhn, Quinn Johnson, Jon Hoese.

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